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2023 Diabetes Day Symposium Recap

On November 9, in honor of World Diabetes Day, the Diabetes Research Center of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research sponsored the 2023 Diabetes Day Symposium. The day long annual programming aims to bring scientists and trainees together to showcase their work, to foster collaboration, and to increase collective knowledge of diabetes research. 

The event began with sixty poster presenters, ranging from various departments and divisions, such as from Internal Medicine, Cell Biology, Molecular Microbiology, OBGYN, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Pathology & Immunology, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Surgery. Additionally, welcoming four outside presenters and grant awardees of the Pilot & Feasibility Program from partners institutions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Utah, and the University of Kentucky. 

Poster Winners 

Sister Grace Miriam Usala, RSM, MD 
Max Petersen, MD, PhD

Basic Science
Jeongmin Lee 
Xuejing Liu, PhD 
Mohammad Habibi 
Wentong Jia, PhD

For a full list of poster presenters with their abstracts, visit here.

The second portion of the Diabetes Day Symposium welcomed guest keynote speaker Lori Sussel, PhD, giving her talk titled “The Splice of Life: RNA processing and islet β cell function.” Dr. Sussel serves as a Professor of Pediatrics and Cell & Developmental Biology, a Sissel and Findlow Stem Cell Chair, Research Director of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Basic Science Research at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. 

Lori Sussel, PhD (left) and David Piston, PhD (right)
2023 Diabetes Day Symposium Lecture