The American Diabetes Association recently honored Nicolaas Schaper with the 2016 Roger Pecoraro Award, in recognition of his research efforts on diabetic foot complications, at its 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Schaper has spent more than two decades researching the diabetic foot and translating that research into clinical practice. He is currently head of the Division of Endocrinology at The Netherlands’ Maastricht University Hospital and a professor of internal medicine. He is also the founder and coordinator of Eurodiale, the European study group on diabetes and the lower extremities. Through that organization and his chair position on its editorial board, Schaper also plays a part in the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot.
"Thank you, Dr. Schaper, for your exemplary leadership and steadfast work," American Diabetes Association Medicine and Science President Desmond Schatz said. "Your exceptional commitment and contributions have raised our level of understanding of the complex nature and urgency to care for diabetic foot complications, allowing us to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes."
Schaper gave a talk entitled “The Ecology of the Diabetic Foot” as the Roger Pecoraro Award lecture, which was held at the recent Scientific Sessions event.