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CDA Award

Dr. Irene Hramiak is presented with the Gerald S. Wong Service Award by the Canadian Diabetes Association. Photo credit Greg Teckle

St. Joseph’s Health Care London congratulates Dr. Irene Hramiak, Chair/Chief, Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at St. Joseph’s, who has received the Gerald S. Wong Service Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA). The award is given to a physician in recognition of a significant contribution to the diabetes community.

Dr. Hramiak, a professor of medicine at Western University and Site Chief of Medicine Services at St. Joseph’s Hospital, is an internationally renowned diabetes researcher who has been involved in many groundbreaking clinical trials assessing new treatment strategies in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The CDA presented awards to more than 20 researchers and health care professionals at its 19th annual Professional Conference and Annual Meetings in Ottawa in October. The awards honour those in the health care field whose work has made a significant impact in the areas of diabetes research, management or care.

The Gerald S. Wong Service Award was established in 1994 to honor the memory of Dr. Gerald S. Wong, an advocate of the highest standard in diabetes care and education. It is one of the most prestigious awards presented by the CDA.

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