The John D. Baxter Prize for Entrepreneurship

Baxter Prize

The John D. Baxter Prize for Entrepreneurship was established to recognize the extraordinary achievement of bringing an idea, product, service, or process to market; which ultimately elevates the field of endocrinology, and positively impacts the health of patients.

The award recipient of the Baxter Prize receives a $50,000 award, the John D. Baxter Medal for Entrepreneurship, and global acclaim. The winner will be awarded at the Society's annual meeting ENDO 2020, the largest gathering in the world of endocrinologist and professionals working in hormone health.


Congratulations!

Daniel J. Drucker, MDResearcher Daniel J. Drucker has been awarded the Endocrine Society’s John D. Baxter Prize for Entrepreneurship for his contributions to diabetes treatment. Drucker’s research has contributed greatly to the understanding and treatment of diabetes over the past 25 years. He discovered new mechanisms of hormone action enabling the development of drugs for patients with type 2 diabetes that simplify treatment and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia, which are dangerous episodes of low blood sugar. Some of these agents have recently been shown to reduce many cardiovascular complications of diabetes. He also discovered the actions of GLP-2 and developed the only therapy for patients with chronic short bowel syndrome, a rare and challenging condition that can lead to severe malnutrition and death.

Drucker will receive the Baxter Prize at the Society's annual meeting ENDO 2020, the largest gathering in the world of endocrinologists and professionals working in hormone health.

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Dan Drucker’s seminal work has profoundly shaped the current landscape of diabetes therapies, which are now impacting the lives of millions of patients with diabetes. Second, effective treatment for short-gut syndrome has improved the lives of thousands of patients with this condition” said Endocrine Society President E. Dale Abel, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa. ”

Endocrine Society President E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Nominee(s) must have demonstrated a record of scientific innovation as evidenced by research that has resulted in the development of new products, techniques or approaches to diagnostic or therapeutic patient care in the field of endocrinology.
  • Nominee(s) must be established career scientists and/or clinicians whose work has significantly advanced the translation of research findings to patient care.
  • Teams of scientists/entrepreneurs are eligible, with one team member designated as the lead nominee.
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. 
  • Nominees are not required to be Endocrine Society members, although membership is strongly encouraged.
  • The Baxter Prize will not be awarded posthumously.

Nomination Instructions

Nomination packages must be submitted as a single file in the nomination form and must include:

  • The nominee's responses to the Baxter Prize Application Question
  • Three letters of support from the nominees' colleagues (each letter not to exceed one page)
  • List of any patents held by the nominee
  • The nominee's CV and/or resume

Background

John D. Baxter, MD, was a renowned endocrinologist who rose to prominence as a researcher with breakthroughs in molecular biology and early recombinant DNA technology, leading to the first successful gene cloning for rat, bovine, and human growth hormone. His dedication to scientific and clinical research garnered numerous awards and recognition. As President of the Endocrine Society from 2002 – 2003, Dr. Baxter shared his passion for advancing research that would lead to effective clinical applications.

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Care for Your Career

Preparing for a career change? Join us at 5:00 PM EDT on September 24 for our Virtual Career Fair. Chat with recruiters, share your resume and LinkedIn profile, and discuss new career opportunities, all from the convenience of your computer or mobile device.

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