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December 5, 2016

​James Sowers, MD, FACP

Sowers to Receive National American College of Physicians Award

James R. Sowers, MD, FACP, director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, has been awarded the Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes from the American College of Physicians (ACP).

James R. Sowers, MD, FACP, director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, has been awarded the Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes from the American College of Physicians (ACP). The award will be presented on Thursday, March 30, 2017, during the ACP's annual scientific conference in San Diego.

The Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes was established by the ACP's Board of Regents in 2008, in honor of the late Dr. Samuel Eichold II, whose lifelong passion was diabetes. The award recognizes an ACP member who has made important health care delivery innovations for diabetic patients or research that significantly improves quality of care or clinical management of diabetes.

Sowers, the Thomas W. and Joan F. Burns Missouri Chair in Diabetology, was one of the first researchers to investigate the deadly link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He also serves as director of the Center for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research and vice chair of research.

Sowers has published almost 500 papers in high-impact journals, peer-reviewed 193 articles, written 13 books and published more than 800 abstracts. He is editor in chief of CardioRenal Medicine, a journal he founded in 2011.

He received the Irvine Page and Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award in Hypertension in 2012 and the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

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