Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Section of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Honored at the 2010 Art of Giving Gala

May 24, 2010

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) of central Ohio continues its mission to prevent and cure diabetes by hosting its annual fundraising event, The Art of Giving Gala. Each year, an organization or individual whose actions embody the mission of the ADA, is awarded the Art of Giving Back Award. This year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s section of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, led by David Repaske, MD, PhD, chief of Endocrinology, received the prestigious award.

The award was presented to Dr. Repaske and his team at the gala held on Saturday, May 22, for their tireless efforts in the prevention and treatment of diabetes in children and young adults.

“The ADA of central Ohio feels strongly about honoring institutions whose mission is similar to our own,” said Rachel Kerns, director of the American Diabetes Association. “Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes section has demonstrated leadership in improving the overall quality of life for children and young adults who are affected by diabetes.”

Funds raised from the gala support research efforts conducted by institutions like Nationwide Children’s. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association funds research in the prevention, cure and management of diabetes; while delivering services to hundreds of communities by providing objective and credible information and giving a voice to those denied their rights due to diabetes.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at