HOUSTON (Sept. 1, 2009) – Dr. John D. Baxter, co-director of the Diabetes Research Center and division head of endocrinology at The Methodist Hospital, received the Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Lectureship award for his academic achievements in the field of thyroidology.
This award honors the memory of Dr. Sidney H. Ingbar and recognizes academic achievements in the field of thyroidology, keeping with the innovation and vision that epitomized Dr. Ingbar’s career. As part of the honor, Dr. Baxter will deliver his lecture, “ Mechanisms of Thyroid Hormone Action: Perspectives and Applications, ” on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at the 80th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association in Palm Beach, Florida.
“ We are extremely proud we have someone of Dr. Baxter’s caliber doing such advanced thyroid research at Methodist,” said Dr. Richard Robbins, chairman of the Department of Medicine at The Methodist Hospital.
Baxter also serves as director of Methodist’s Genomic Medicine Program and is a senior member of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute.
Prior to receiving the Sidney H. Ingbar award, Dr. Baxter received numerous other awards, including election to the National Academy of Sciences, the Koch Award from the Endocrine Society, and the Outstanding Investigator Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.