The February 28 issue of The Lancet mentioned an essay contest for young writers (adults 30 or under) interested in health research: http://www.globalforumhealth.org/Site/005__Get%20involved/009__Essay%20Competition/005__Essay%20competition.php
The Global Forum for Health Research and The Lancet are sponsoring their fourth joint essay competition with the theme Innovating for the health of all, held in conjunction with Forum 2009, the annual meeting of the Global Forum that takes place in Havana, Cuba, from 16 to 20 November.
The Global Forum’s vision is of a world in which the potential of research and innovation is fully utilized to address the health problems of the poor. Innovation is defined as the creation, development and implementation of a new product, process or service, with the aim of improving efficiency, effectiveness or competitive advantage. Research for health therefore goes far beyond medicine and biology, to include sectors such as economics, environment, politics, sociology and others. Innovating for the health of all involves both social and technological innovation
Certainly there is room for the discussion of diabetes in such a general theme…