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Shingo Kajimura Receives Helmholtz Young Investigator Diabetes Award

October 15, 2014

Shingo Kajimura presenting to the UCSF School of Dentistry Faculty Retreat, September 2013Dr. Shingo Kajimura, Assistant Professor in the UCSF Diabetes Center and UCSF Dentistry’s Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, was invited to present his research at the Second Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference in Munich on Sept. 21-23, where he received a Helmholtz Young Investigator Diabetes (HeIDi) Award.

Helmholtz Zentrum München and Nature Medicine inaugurated the conference “to foster interaction between leading scientists and facilitate the identification of and potential solutions to the preeminent scientific challenges facing the prevention and treatment of diabetes.”  The HeIDi award is specifically meant to recognize a “rising star” under the age of 42, and is accompanied by a 25,000 Euro prize.

Dr. Kajimura was recently the recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.


Dr. Shingo Kajimura


2nd Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes Conference