This award is awarded in memory of Rob Hall, Ph.D., a long-time member of the Diabetes Center and the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Rob was a talented scientist, who enabled and enhanced the research of many students, fellows, and research assistants and made the research of many laboratories more productive and effective. Research requires a team working collaboratively or great ideas would never get tested or research experiments would never get conducted. Laboratories affiliated with the Diabetes Center are fortunate to have many dedicated research personnel - especially our research assistants and administrative assistants. The Robert Hall Award for Service to the Diabetes Center recognizes an individual whose dedication and efforts make possible the activities and research of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center.
The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center is pleased to announce that Richard Printz, Ph.D., who directs the Molecular and Cellular Biology Core in the Diabetes Center is recipient of the 2012 Robert Hall Award for Service to the Diabetes Center. The Molecular and Cellular Biology Core provides infrastructure for a broad range of research efforts, and Richard himself has recently overseen the renovation and reorganization of the core.