The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) is delighted by the news that one of its Executive Board members, Dr Frank Hu, has been elected to the American National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/frank-hu-sudhir-anand-elected-to-national-academy-of-medicine/).

Dr Hu has committed his professional life to researching some of the most pressing public health issues of our time, and particularly to examining the relationship between lifestyle factors and chronic societal diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. He currently holds positions including Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and has published over 800 research papers and reviews.

Jean-Claude Coubard, executive director of the ICCR, said: “The ICCR sincerely congratulates our esteemed colleague Dr Hu on this achievement; recognition of all he has contributed to the fight against chronic societal diseases is richly deserved. Dr Hu’s work has already been invaluable in shaping current public health policy and this new honour will afford even more opportunities to advance the important work that we all must do to turn the tide on abdominal obesity, diabetes, CVD and other related diseases sweeping the world.”