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October 31, 2007

Thursday 11/1/07: New Frontiers in Diabetes: Integrating Scientific Advances with Patient Care


Special guest Governor Edward Rendell will speak prior to panel discussion


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


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


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