Winner of the 2016 Manpei Suzuki International Prize

Jeffrey M. Friedman, MD, PhD

Jeffrey M. Friedman, MD, PhD

Professor, Rockefeller University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman will be awarded a Certificate of Honor, US$150,000 and a Japanese objet d’art at the award ceremony on March 2nd, 2017.

The Selection Committee highly recognized his groundbreaking discovery of leptin and new endocrine system comprised of leptin, which is the key to understand obesity and insulin resistance, the most common antecedents of diabetes.

Dr. Jeffery M. Friedman was therefore selected a Prize winner of this year.

~ 2016 Selection Committee Members ~
Dr. Masato Kasuga (Chairman)
National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan
Dr. Hiroshi Yamamoto
Vice President
Kanazawa University, Japan
Dr. Toshihiko Yada
Professor, Department of Physiology, Division of Integrative Physiology
Jichi Medical University, School of Medicine, Japan
Dr. Daniel J. Drucker
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Canada
Dr. Takashi Kadowaki
Professor and Chairman
Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan