Dr. Irl Hirsch is being honored with a Laureate Award from the Endocrine Society.
Established in 1944, the Society’s Laureate Awards recognize the highest achievements in the endocrinology field.
He will receive the Outstanding Public Service Award, which recognizes the individuals who best demonstrate dedication to public awareness or public service in support of the field of endocrinology and the patients who suffer from endocrine disorders.
Hirsch is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on type 1 diabetes. He has devoted his entire academic career to the promotion of diabetes awareness and improving the lives of patients with diabetes.
Additionally, he has engaged lawmakers to promote funding for diabetes education, care, and research and advocated for insulin affordability. His opinions on this topic have resulted, in part, in formal statements by the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association.