David Hill, Scientific Director – Lawson Health Research Institute, Integrated Vice President, Research for London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. Dr. Hill holds the Lawson Professorship in Diabetes Research and is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology & Pharmacology and Paediatrics at Western University. Educated at the University of Nottingham and at Worcester College, University of Oxford, he has published more than 200 scientific papers and maintains an active program in diabetes research and stem cell biology. Dr. Hill has previously served as Chair for both Research Canada and the National Board of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA). He is a recipient of the CDA's Frederick G. Banting Award, as well as of the Medal of the Society for Endocrinology from the UK. Dr. Hill is a member and Past Board Chair of the Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group, an affiliate of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. He also currently participates on a number of research committees of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario and is a Board member of HealthCareCAN, as well as Co-Chair of their Sub-Committee of VPs of Research. In 2015 Dr. Hill was re-elected to the Board of Directors for Research Canada. He was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2011.
Dr. Hill’s research centres on the generation of new insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas as a strategy for the reversal of diabetes.