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  Colleen Bender grew up on Chicago's south side. She has two Bachelor's degrees- one in pre-medicine biology and one in nursing. Colleen has a critical care nursing background, along with research. Currently, she is studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner at Purdue Northwest. Colleen...

[caption id="attachment_12481" align="aligncenter" width="214"] Dr. Sarah Tersey, PhD, December 16, 2019. (Photo by Jean Lachat)[/caption]   Research Associate Professor of Medicine   Dr. Sarah Tersey is an islet biologist whose research focuses on the role of the β-cell in the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Dr....

https://kovlerdiabetescenter.org/portfolio/trialnet-hydroxychloroquine-prevention/ About this Study TrialNet Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) Prevention is a double-blinded, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine whether treatment of participants with Stage 1 T1D (2 or more antibodies with normal glucose tolerance) with HCQ results in delay or prevention of progression to Stage 2 T1D (abnormal...

Karen Wu is the Communication Specialist for the Kovler Diabetes Center. She holds a BA in Applied Health Science, majored in Hospital Administration and minored in Communication. Karen is passionate about healthcare communications and raising awareness on health disparities....

Clinical Research Nurse Rabia is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator who has over 4 years of clinical experience in diabetes.  As a type 1 diabetic herself, Rabia has a great interest in working with the Kovler Diabetes Research team.  Rabia has held previous roles...