BAGSVÆRD, DENMARK – The World Diabetes Foundation today announces the constitution of a new Board of Directors. The Board consists of Dr Anil Kapur (Chair), Ms Camilla Sylvest (Vice-chair), Ms Ida Nicolaisen, Dr Kaushik Ramaiya, Prof Abdallah Daar, Mr Frederik Kier and Dr Stephen Gough.
Stephen Gough, MD, FRCP, joined Novo Nordisk A/S in 2015, based in Copenhagen to provide medical guidance on the development of new molecules and drugs for the treatment of diabetes and obesity. In 2018, he became Senior Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer.
Prior to joining Novo Nordisk, Dr Gough worked in the UK as a clinical academic with an interest in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. He spent 15 years as a specialist in the West Midlands, becoming Professor of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, and University Hospitals Birmingham. In 2010 he became Professor of Diabetes in Oxford and Head of the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM). Dr Gough served as Professor of Diabetes to the University of Oxford and Consultant Physician at the Oxford University of Hospitals NHS Trust. His clinical interests focused on diabetic foot disease and both pancreas whole organ and islet cell transplantation. Dr Gough was Diabetes Clinical Lead for the Local Clinical Research Network and the Academic Health Science Network in Oxford.
Dr Gough received his medical training from Leeds University Medical School and holds post-graduate diplomas from the University of Leeds and the Royal College of Physicians, UK.
The World Diabetes Foundation is an independent trust dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diabetes in the developing world.
Its aim is to alleviate human suffering related to diabetes and its complications among those least able to withstand the burden of the disease. The Foundation supports sustainable partnerships and acts as a catalyst to help others do more.
From 2002 to 2018, the World Diabetes Foundation provided 148 million USD in funding to 555 partnership projects in 116 countries, focusing on awareness, education and capacity building at the local, regional and global level. For every dollar spent, the Foundation is able to raise approximately 2 dollars in cash or as in-kind donations from other sources.
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