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K.M. Venkat Narayan has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine

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K.M. Venkat Narayan has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Narayan, the Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health in the Hubert Department of Global Health and director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, is one of the world’s leading researchers on type 2 diabetes.

Prior to joining Rollins, Narayan spent 10 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading science efforts in his role as chief of the diabetes epidemiology and statistics branch. He was also an intramural researcher at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and worked on the first diet-exercise intervention study in the Pima Indians.

Narayan is the 11th primary or jointly appointed Rollins faculty member to be elected to NAM.

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