As Executive Director of the Kovler Diabetes Center, Peggy coordinates all aspects of the Center’s clinical, research, outreach and educational activities. Peggy is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in health care leadership and management. Her experience in diabetes management, research and education includes management of the kidney/pancreas transplant program and collaboration with Dr. Philipson to establish the first islet cell transplantation program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Currently, she is also the president of the Illinois Diabetes Policy Coalition (ILDPC).
Peggy has significant experience as a diabetes technology consultant, assisting clinicians and individuals with diabetes to manage insulin pump therapy and glucose sensor technology. With her diabetes knowledge and expertise in a variety of clinical, research and management areas, Peggy integrates her clinical experience into her administrative role.