Diabetes Research Symposium

Answering the Call for Progress Against Diabetes

Samis Education Center | Friday, November 11, 2022
This program is provided at no cost to participants.


Featured Keynote Speaker
Alvin C. Powers, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science
Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center
Chief, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Presentation Title: Pancreatic Islets in human diabetes: from development to genetics to genomics to function

Featured Guest Speaker
Julia Busik, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
College of Natural Science
Michigan State University

Presentation Title: Lipid-centric view of diabetic retinopathy


The short oral presentations by young investigators will be recognized with awards given to the authors based on judges’ review.

Eligibility for awards will be restricted to presentations where a trainee (MD fellows, residents, and students) or junior faculty member (instructors, assistant professors, post-docs) is the first author and presenting their work. For questions about eligibility, contact Ann-Olson@ouhsc.edu.

2021 Symposium Award Winners

    • Sabira Jazir (1st)
    • Nikhil Patil (2nd)
    • Dr. Steven D. Chernausek Award: Mary Ellen Jensen (1st)
    • Kameron Sugino (2nd)
    • Dr. Jay Ma Award: Beibei Liu (1st)
    • Ahmadreza Homayouni (2nd)

For additional information, contact Lark Zink: Lark-zink@ouhsc.edu | (405) 271-2824

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