Official online newsletter for the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center

Kovler is pleased to announce that Cheryl Scott has joined the Kovler Diabetes Center's team as Clinical Practice Administrator for Kovler, Endocrinology and Endocrine Surgery.

For the past ten years, Scott has worked in the Department of Surgery after joining University of Chicago Medicine in May of 2002.  During her time at University of Chicago Medicine, Scott has participated and contributed to various initiatives focused on patient satisfaction and service excellence.

A promising new approach to stem cell research brings together research groups at the University of Chicago with other collaborators to apply their complementary expertise in stem cell and developmental biology, genetics and genomics and beta-cell physiology to address the problem of generating mature human beta-cells that can be used therapeutically in patients with type 1 diabetes (TID).  In particular, Dr. Philipson and Bell have been working with James Wells, PhD of the University of Cincinnati and his lab to continue the momentum of this research.  

On Saturday, May 18, 2013, The University of Chicago, Diabetes Research and Training Center and Kovler Diabetes Center will present the 8th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This renowned conference is intended to serve as a forum for basic and clinical investigators, clinicians and pharmaceutical industry personnel in Chicago and the Midwest. Along with a lecture series, a poster session is planned and the top eight posters will receive an award of $100 each. 

2013 looks to be another exciting year for Kovler Diabetes Center!  Each year Kovler looks for opportunities to engage the community including educational seminars, diabetes awareness workshops, and family events that directly supports causes that largely coincides with the Diabetes Center's mission: to provide the key care and resources to all individuals with diabetes. Here is a sneak peek of some of these exciting upcoming events!

Jonathan and Sally Kovler, Jeff Garlin (center) with UCMC President Sharon O'Keefe and her husband Hal Moore gather at Kovler Board Event.


Peer-to-Peer participants join for a happy photo.



Upcoming Events
UCM Center for Care and
Discovery Opening
(Chicago, IL)

James C. Tyree Foundation:
Living Through Giving
(Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL)

InTransit Advisory Panel Meeting
(Location TBD)

American Diabetes Association
EXPO Chicago 2013
(McCormick Place, Chicago, IL)

Kovler Leadership:
Making a Diference

Amy Franze is one of Kovler's newest members and already is leaving a great impact in helping further the mission of Kovler Diabetes Center. Amy's interest in Kovler Diabetes Center began several years ago when she joined the JDRF Illinois chapter as Executive Director in 2001. It was during her tenure she was introduced to the staff, valued volunteers and researchers at the University of Chicago.