Diabetes Day 2019

1st Annual UW-Madison Diabetes Research Day

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019


Health Sciences Learning Center

REGISTER NOW – Registration Deadline  Feb. 12, 2019 REGISTER HERE


7:30-8:00 Breakfast and Registration – HSLC Atrium

8:00-9:00 Keynote Speaker – HSLC 1345

“Pancreatic Islet Biology, Function, and Dysfunction: Surprises and Lessons for Diabetes”

Dr. Alvin Powers

Director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center and Chief of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Vanderbilt University

9:00-9:15 Introductions – HSLC 1345 – DRAW (Diabetes Research Accelerator for Wisconsin)

  • Co-PIs of DRAW initiative and hosts of the event:
  • Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD – Professor, Dept of Pediatrics
  • Dawn Davis, MD, PhD – Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
  • Michelle Kimple, PhD – Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology

9:15-10:30  Research Showcase  HSLC 1345 – short talks highlighting research programs on diabetes from across campus

  • 9:15-9:30 – Eric Yen, PhD – Associate Professor, Dept of Nutritional Sciences
  • 9:30-9:45 – Jon Odorico, MD – Professor, Dept of Surgery, Division of Transplantation
  • 9:45-10:00 – Feyza Engin, PhD – Assistant Professor, Dept of Biomolecular Chemistry
  • 10:00-10:15 – Bill Schrage, PhD – Professor, Dept of Kinesiology
  • 10:15-10:30 – Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD – Professor, Dept of Pediatrics

10:30-11:45 Poster Session/Snacks – HSLC Atrium – Come see over 55 posters representing research on diabetes and related diseases

Deadline for abstract submission has passed.

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch and Breakout SessionHSLC – Active Learning Center – 3110B and D – Small group discussions to foster development of relevant research cores, identify common interests and new collaborations, and determine needs to strengthen diabetes research and education on campus.

For any questions, please contact us at diabetesresearchbiobank@wisc.edu

Diabetes Research Day made possible thanks to generous support from the UW-Madison Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology; the UW-Madison Integrated Program in Endocrinology (iPEND); the Morgridge Institute for Research; the UW- Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Dean’s Office; and the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).