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Armstrong Administrator to Receive National Award from the American Diabetes Association

Savannah, GA–Dr. Sara Connor, interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Armstrong Atlantic State University, will receive a national award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for her excellent volunteer recruitment work on behalf of the association in Savannah.

Dr. Connor will receive this prestigious award at the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in June. The ADA Annual Meeting hosts 13,000 scientists and researchers from around the world who exchange information about diabetes treatment during the Scientific Sessions. Dr. Connor’s award will be presented during the Community Assembly Awards, a forum for recognizing top volunteers from around the nation.

Dr. Connor, a member of the ADA’s Leadership Council since 1992 and past president of the local organization, has been instrumental in building support for the ADA and aiding staff in identifying people from the community to advance the efforts of the American Diabetes Association.

In 1995 Dr. Connor was selected as the National Woman of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association. Connor has written several published articles and has made numerous presentations on topics relating to nursing, diabetes, and health care. She is the past chair of the Savannah Inter-Chapter Council of the American Business Women’s Association and past chair and past member of the Georgia Board of Nursing Education Committee. Dr. Connor was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Germany in 1998, and won a Chancellor’s Award in 1999 to study the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Dr. Connor’s efforts have helped the ADA carry out its mission, to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information, educational programs, and patient support services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals, and the public.

The moving force behind the Association is a network of more than one million volunteers, including a membership of 400,000 diabetes patients and their families, and a professional society of more than 14,000 physicians, scientists, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers and educators.

The American Diabetes Association, founded in 1940, is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy for the 20 million people in the United States with diabetes.

Release posted courtesy of the American Diabetes Association

March 25, 2002


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