The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), the national premier association dedicated to advancing the field of diabetes education, announces this year’s recipients of our Awards Recognition Program.
The following leaders will receive their awards each morning during the conference’s general sessions.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard Rubin, PhD, CDE
This award is being given posthumously. Dr. Rubin was an extraordinary role model who demonstrated the essence of exemplary diabetes education and who continues to influence the diabetes care profession with his legacy. Awarded Wednesday August 6.
Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award: Jane Kadohiro, DrPH, APRN, CDE, FAADE
Retired after 30 years of service to the State of Hawaii, Dr. Kadohiro has been a long-time volunteer with AADE and many other organizations. She served as AADE president in 2002-2003. Awarded Friday, August 8.
Diabetes Educator of the Year Award: Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE
A diabetes educator in private practice, Ms. Weiner is also a co-author of the book, “The Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life.” Awarded Thursday, August 7.
MY AADE NETWORK Award: Florida Coordinating Body
Advocacy Award: Patricia Adams, RN, CDE
Rising Star Award: Nicole Bereolos, PhD, MPH, CPH, CDE
Innovative Use of Media and Technology Award: Virginia Lehn, RN, BSN, CDE
Innovation in Practice Research Award: Joy Pape, MSN, FNP, RN, CDE, and Susan Lehrer, RN, CDE
Founded in 1973, AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. With more than 14,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and others, AADE has a vast network of practitioners involved in the daily treatment of diabetes patients.