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Diabetes Research Symposium

Diabetes Research Symposium

Answering the Call for Progress Against Diabetes

Samis Education Center | Friday, November 10, 2023
20th Annual Diabetes Research Symposium
This program is provided at no cost to participants.

Deadline to submit Abstracts: Friday, September 22, 2023


Featured Keynote Speaker
Mark A. Herman, M.D.
E.L. Wagner, M.D., Chair of Internal Medicine II
Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Baylor College of Medicine

Agenda Highlights

7:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. & 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Oral Presentations & Discussions

12:15 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

12:30 – 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Short Talks (Judged)

4:40 – 6:00 p.m. Awards Presentation & Reception (On Site)


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

2022 Symposium Award Winners

  • GROUP A - Outstanding Short Presentation in Fetal/Maternal Interactions
    • Tessa Hart - 1st prize, Chernausek Award Recipient
    • Dakota Redling - 2nd prize
  • GROUP B - Outstanding Short Presentation in Adipocyte Biology
    • Rahul Rajala – 1st Prize
    • Matthew Rochowski – 2nd Prize
  • GROUP C - Outstanding Short Presentation in Liver Disease and Diabetes Complications
    • Sabrina Mohammed Jazir, PhD – 1st Prize, Jay Ma Award Recipient
    • Matthew Rochowski – 2nd Prize

For additional information, contact Lark Zink: | (405) 271-2824

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