News and Events
The Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of diabetes and advancing clinical research. Please visit our site often to obtain regular updates on the latest news on diabetes and related information.
Legendary Ben Vereen Dishes On Diabetes
Ben Vereen, the quintessential actor, dancer and singer has taken the world stage by storm for more than 30 years, performing in countless theater productions and movies. He earned a Tony Award in 1973 for "Pippin" and is perhaps most widely known for his acclaimed performance as Chicken George in the TV miniseries "Roots."
On April 28, 2009, Philadelphia Daily News personal fitness columnist Kimberly Garrison caught up with the sensational and suave 62-year-old while he was here at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to talk about diabetes. He was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2007. "I want to get the word out that this is not a death sentence. It's a life sentence, if you become aware," Vereen said.
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Join us on October 26, 2008 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes.
For more information, visit the JDFR Walk to Cure Diabetes website.
Photo of the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Team at the 2006 America's Walk for Diabetes sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.
'Sopranos' Star Visits Center
Mark Schutta, MD, Medical Director of the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center took 'Sopranos' TV show actress, Aida Turturro, on a tour of the center. Turturro, who suffers from type 2 diabetes, visited Penn in June, 2006 and spoke with diabetes patients about the daily challenges of living with and managing the disease.
Aida Turturro and Dr. Schutta tour the Center
Aida Turturro spoke with diabetes patients