The American Diabetes Association has named Dr. Robert Ratner as its chief scientific officer and chief medical officer, effective May 7.
Diabetes association names Ratner CMO
Ratner is a professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C., and a principle investigator for the National Institutes of Health's Diabetes Prevention Program, according to an American Diabetes Association news release. He also is a senior research scientist at the Hyattsville, Md.-based MedStar Health Research Institute, which conducts medical research and provides a range of research support services.
In his new roles, Ratner will be the association's primary scientific spokesman for research and clinical activities and will oversee the development and implementation of strategic medical and scientific programs.
During Ratner's transition over the next three months, Dr. Sue Kirkman, currently the association's senior vice president of medical affairs and community information, will serve as acting chief scientific and medical officer. Ages for Ratner and Kirkman were unavailable at deadline.
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