Recognition for Endocrinologists and St Vincent’s Hospital

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Consultant Endocrinologists, who hold joint appointments with the University of Melbourne, have recently received awards from the Australian Diabetes Society and Diabetes Victoria.

Professor David O'Neal, Department of Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital
Professor David O'Neal, Department of Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital

Professor Alicia Jenkins (Department of Medicine and Radiology) received the Australian Diabetes Society's Kellion Award, presented to an Australian who has made an outstanding contribution in diabetes research, clinical or service areas.

Professor Jenkins is a clinical endocrinologist and lipidologist, focused on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and their associated microvascular and macrovascular complications. Professor Jenkins has a high profile nationally and internationally for her research into the prediction and prevention and underlying mechanisms of diabetes complications and in the use of frontier technologies in diabetes care, including insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and telehealth.

Associate Professor Glenn Ward (Department of Clinical Pathology) received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Australian Diabetes Society, for his distinguished service to education, clinical practice and research and training in diabetes and recognised his lasting contribution and exhibited leadership and mentorship in diabetes research and clinical practice on a state, national and international level.

Associate Professor Glenn Ward holds several appointments at St Vincent's Hospital including Clinical Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry, Head of the Diabetes Services and Deputy Director of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Glenn is the immediate past president of the Australian Diabetes Society and was an executive board member of Diabetes Australia National.  He is the current chairperson of the Cross Cultural Communication Committee of Diabetes Australia.

Professor David O'Neal (Department of Medicine and Radiology) received the Outstanding Contribution Award 2019 from Diabetes Victoria recognising his substantial and meaningful contribution to improving the lives of Victorians affected by, or at risk of, diabetes.

Professor O'Neal leads The Diabetes Technology Research Group focused on studies with significant national and international collaborations involving clinicians, academics and industry. He is a senior physician with clinical leadership responsibilities at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and mentors FRACP candidates. He is also Clinical Director of Medical, Subacute and Palliative Care Services at a teaching hospital network (Mercy Public Hospitals).