WHAT:

Join us for an evening with the leading diabetes physicians and researchers, featuring an informal panel discussion about living with diabetes today and what we can expect in the ongoing battle against it.

Find the answers to questions that people with diabetes ask. For example:

  • What are the symptoms of diabetes?
  • Will I always have to take diabetes medicine?
  • What is the best way to know that my medicine is working?
  • What is pancreatic islet transplantation?

 

Panelists include:
Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism;
                          

Mark H. Schutta, M.D., Medical Director, Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine;

Rexford S. Abima, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Obesity Unit and Associate Professor of Medicine;

Judy M. Hunt, Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter;

William Levy, Esq., Chair, Leadership Council Intitute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Executive Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman;

Frances Love, R. N., MSN, CDE, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center

 

Ali Naji, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Type 1 Diabetes Unit and J. William White Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director, Pancreas & Kidney Transplant Center

Michael R. Rickels, M.D., M.S., Assistant Director Type 1 Diabetes Unit and Assistant Professor of Medicine

WHERE & WHEN:

Thursday, November 1

Houston Hall—Hall of Flags
3714 Spruce Street (University of Pennsylvania campus)

Program: 4 to 7 pm
Reception begins at 6 pm

To learn more about Penn’s Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, visit http://www.med.upenn.edu/idom/.

 

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Penn's School of Medicine is currently ranked #3 in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's survey of top research-oriented medical schools; and, according to most recent data from the National Institutes of Health, received over $379 million in NIH research funds in the 2006 fiscal year. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and leaders of academic medicine.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three hospitals — its flagship hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, rated one of the nation’s “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S.News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center — a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.

Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.

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