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American Diabetes Association appoints chief scientific and medical officer


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Diabetes Association has appointed Robert Ratner to serve as chief scientific and medical officer of the organization, effective May 7.

In his role, Ratner will serve as the primary medical and scientific representative and spokesman for the association's scientific and medical affairs, research program and other clinical activities. Ratner also will oversee the planning, development and implementation of a wide variety of strategic scientific and medical programs to support and advance the association's mission. He currently serves as a professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical School and senior research scientist at the MedStar Health Research Institute.

"Bob Ratner is one of the brightest and most respected minds in diabetes," American Diabetes Association CEO Larry Hausner said. "He brings a remarkable breadth of experience to this vital role, and I am confident that his leadership and vision will be a strong guiding force in helping the Association achieve our strategic priorities and further our mission."

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