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Yale professor Tamas Horvath has been honored by the Endocrine Society with the 2012 Ernst Oppenheimer Award, one of the societys Laureate Awards.

The awards were established in 1944 to recognize the highest achievements in endocrinology including science, leadership, teaching, and service. Horvath will accept the award at the societys annual meeting and expo in June. The award recognizes young investigators accomplishments in the field of basic or clinical endocrinology. 

Horvath is chair of the Section of Comparative Medicine and director of the Yale Program on Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism. His work over the last 15 years has played a key role in the development of the currently accepted model of neuroendocrine regulation of energy balance. His research has helped explain several of the missing links of periphery-brain communication in the control of body weight and metabolism.

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