13th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day - The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center

13th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day

May 17, 2018

Rachel Barter



13th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day

Chicago, IL – On May 12th, 2018 the University of Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center and Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research celebrated the 13th annual Chicago Diabetes Day. The day served as a forum for basic and clinical investigators, clinicians, and pharmaceutical industry personnels in Chicago and Midwest to meet, share information, and foster collaboration between individuals and institutions.

Dr. Lori Sussell, PhD was the keynote speaker and was also awarded the 2018 Steiner Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research. This award is presented to an investigator each year for their outstanding diabetes research. This award is named after the late Donald F. Steiner, MD, for being a pioneer diabetes investigator and for his discovery of proinsulin.

Graeme Lori Steiner Award

Chicago Diabetes Day

The afternoon consisted of a poster session for students who wished to showcase their findings from current basic, clinical, or translational research. The top 8 posters received a $100 award.

Front row from left to right:
Jennifer Stancill: Medical College of Wisconsin
Neda Laiteerapong: Univ. of Chicago, Asst. Prof. (Section of General Internal Medicine)
Laura Dickens: Univ. of Chicago, Fellow, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Lori Sussel, PhD: Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Professor of Pediatrics (Steiner awardee, keynote speaker, 13th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day)
Denisha Spires: Medical College of Wisconsin

Back row from left to right:
Iman Hajizadeh: Illinois Institute of Technology
Michael Dybala: Univ. of Chicago
Mudassir Rashid: Illinois Institute of Technology
Parmida Zarei: Univ. of Chicago, Research Asst.
Graeme Bell: Univ. of Chicago, Kovler Family Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human Genetics; Director, Diabetes Research and Training Center
Matthew Brady: Univ. of Chicago, Assoc. Prof., Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Chair, Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition
Maximilian McCann: Univ. of Illinois at Chicago