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Awards & Honors - Jun 13, 2012Ding Receives Outstanding Young Leader Award
Eric Ding, PhD
Eric Ding, PhD, instructor in the Department of Medicine at BWH, received one of the 2012 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders (TOYL) awards from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. These awards identify and celebrate the region’s young leaders. Since the awards’ inception, more than 500 young leaders, including President John F. Kennedy, have been honored for their professional, personal and civic commitment to improving the quality of life within our community.
Ding’s research focuses on nutritional risk factors, global prevention of chronic disease and health technology. Ding is the founder and director of the Campaign for Cancer Prevention and the director of Epidemiology with MicroClinic International. Featured in Newsweek, The New York Times, and several books, he was named by Craig Newmark as among “16 People and Organizations Changing the World in 2012.” He did his undergraduate degree at The Johns Hopkins University and he earned a dual doctorate in epidemiology and nutrition at age 23 from Harvard University.