Dr. A. Enrique Caballero Receives AACE Outstanding Service Award
Friday, April 15, 2011
Joslin’s A. Enrique Caballero, M.D., has been given the Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).
Presented today at the AACE annual meeting in San Diego, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the care and health of an underserved population via leadership, long-term commitment, vision, innovation and focus on impact.
“I am thrilled that AACE is raising awareness of this important topic,” said Dr. Caballero. “As we collectively work towards improving diabetes care for all, let's not forget that underserved populations require and deserve an extra hand.”
Dr. Caballero is Director of the Latino Diabetes Initiative, Director of Medical Affairs for Professional Education, a staff endocrinologist and a clinical investigator at Joslin. He also is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Founded in 2002, the Latino Diabetes Initiative is a comprehensive effort that integrates culturally oriented activities in the patient care and education, community outreach, research and professional education. This initiative has received local, regional, national and international recognition.
Dr. Caballero is committed to identifying effective culturally oriented and community-based strategies that may contribute to the elimination of health care disparities. His research interests include type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, as well as diabetes in racial/ethnic minorities.
AACE members are physicians who specialize in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. The group has more than 6,500 members in the United States and 91 other countries.
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