Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD, director of the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center, is a recipient of the 2018 Order of Lincoln Award.

The Order of Lincoln, established in 1964 by Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner Jr., honors individuals whose “contributions to the betterment of humanity” have been accomplished in Illinois, and whose public service responds to what President Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature.” The award is now considered to be the state’s highest civilian honor.