Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently awarded ITM investigator Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, with the 2018 Order of Lincoln Award, which is considered to be the highest civilian honor in the state.

The award recognizes individuals whose “contributions to the betterment of humanity” and public service respond to “the better angels of our nature.” Philipson, director of UChicago’s Kovler Diabetes Center, was honored for his influential work in the field of diabetes research, including his role in the discovery of the insulin gene mutations that cause neonatal diabetes.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award in the name of one of my heroes, Abraham Lincoln, and I am grateful to be included among people who have made such significant contributions,” Philipson said in Science Life.

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Source: Science Life