||In observance of American Diabetes Month, the
Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism,
and the PENN Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, invite
you to attend an educational forum. Leading Penn physicians
and researchers will talk about the latest diabetes research
- The link between obesity and diabetes
- Innovative research in type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Improved patient care
||Friday, November 18, 2004
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
||Biomedical Research Building
Ground Floor Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
Complementary parking available at the Health Center Garage
on Curie Blvd.
- The county of Philadelphia has the highest age-adjusted
admission rate for diabetes of all counties in Pennsylvania.
The state ranks 15th out of all 50 states for prevalence
- Of the more than 680,000 hospitalizations in the Philadelphia
area in 2003, 13.7% or (94,500 patients) had diabetes listed
as one of the first five diagnosis codes.
- An estimated 480,000 residents in the Philadelphia region
have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Source: Diabetes Hospitalization Report, Pennsylvania
Health Care Cost Containment Council, November 2004; National
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Arthur H. Rubenstein,
Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the
Health System and Dean of the School of Medicine
Keynote Speaker: Nicole Johnson Baker,
Miss America 1999, international diabetes advocate, and author of
Living With Diabetes
- Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD, Director of the
Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism; Professor of
Medicine and Genetics; and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology,
Diabetes, and Metabolism
- Michael R. Rickels, MD, Assistant Director,
Type 1 Diabetes Unit, Instructor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology,
Diabetes, and Metabolism
- Nayyar Iqbal, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
- Mark H. Schutta, MD, Medical Director, Penn’s
Rodebaugh Diabetes Center
Videotaped message from Patti LaBelle, entertainer,
well-known diabetes spokesperson, and Penn diabetes patient
About Penn’s Diabetes Research, Patient Care,
and Education Programs
Penn’s Rodebaugh Diabetes Center is the only
comprehensive diabetes center in the Philadelphia metropolitan region,
providing its patients access to the most sophisticated diagnostic
and treatment modalities through a personalized, family-centered
team approach. Our patients and their families receive attention
individually and through group interaction from certified instructors
on topics such as nutrition, medications, exercise, glucose monitoring,
coping with a chronic disease, and the prevention of complications.
PENN Medicine has been recognized as one of the top 10 medical institutions
in the country for diabetes research. The Institute for
Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism fosters a collaborative
and interdisciplinary environment for translating discoveries about
diabetes and its complications into clinical practice.
Please contact Karen Kreeger at (215) 349-5658 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you plan to attend.
PENN Medicine is a $2.7 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn’s School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation
for receipt of NIH research funds; and ranked #4 in the nation in
U.S. News & World Report’s most recent ranking of top
research-oriented medical schools. 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 comprises: its
flagship hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
consistently rated one of the nation’s “Honor Roll”
hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital,
the nation's first hospital; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; a
faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty
satellite facilities; and home health care and hospice.