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Barbara J. Anderson, PhD, is a behavioral scientist and licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience in diabetes research as well as in clinical work with youth with diabetes and their families. She has published extensively on the relationships between emotional and family factors with adherence and medical outcomes in youth with diabetes. Dr. Anderson is currently working with two multi-site NIH-funded trials-one with youth with type 1 and families and the other with youth with type 2 and families. Dr. Anderson is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, and Senior Psychologist, Diabetes Care Center, Texas Children's Hospital.

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Henry Anhalt, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FACE, CDE is the Director, Medical Affairs at Animas Corporation. Prior to his appointment at Animas he was Director, division of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey and at the Infant's and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Anhalt has published widely in both the lay press and the scientific literature on a variety of topics in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. He serves on the Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee of the Endocrine Society and the Public Policy Committee of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society. Dr. Anhalt maintains an active clinical practice in Hackensack, NJ and is known as a compassionate leader in diabetes care; he is a certified diabetes educator and champions the use of pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring technology in all children with diabetes. Dr. Anhalt is a sought after speaker and is often quoted in the Wall St. Journal, LA Times, and CNN. He lectures widely both in the United States and internationally.

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Natalie Bellini, RN, CDE, has had Type 1 diabetes since she was a young child. Within a year of finishing nursing school, she started to care for people with diabetes, focusing first on diabetes in pregnancy then pediatrics and insulin requiring adults. She has worked on the medical side of camps for children and teens in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. She has spoken nationally and internationally as an expert in both working with teens and their parents with diabetes as well as infusion set choice, usage and maintenance. Her fundamental goal when developing the teenage curriculum for Children with Diabetes conferences is that each and every teen that attends finds a passion in life and pursues it. She is currently attending Drexel University part time in order to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Natalie is a senior territory manager with Animas Corporation and mom to her own teen, Erin, who is now a junior in college.

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Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE, Director of Professional Education for Diabetes Management and Training Centers, Inc. (DMTC) of Phoenix, Arizona, is a Past-President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and served a six-year term on the US Centers for Disease Control's Technical Advisory Committee on Diabetes. She has developed and delivered programs on clinical care and experiential learning in diabetes to health professionals in some 35 countries. She has also authored over 100 publications for both lay persons and professionals, the most recent ones being Draw Wide the Circle of Love: How to Unite Your Family in the Care of a Child with Diabetes and Diabetes Myths, Misconceptions and Big Fat Lies!, the patient text for DMTC's Discovering DiabetesTM adult patient education program. She is also the author, with Kris Swenson, of the Discovering Diabetes program and, with Dr. Richard Rubin, of Sweet Kids, a popular and highly regarded book for families that presents diabetes nutrition and self-care in the context of optimal family functioning. Betty is a long-time friend of Children with Diabetes and is the Coordinator of the Friends for Life Grandparents' Track.

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Bob Bulgarelli, D.O., is a cardiologist who specializes in Preventative and Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine. Bob is Director of Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine at Main Line Health System in Suburban Philadelphia. Bob is cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of, Mind Body Spirit Inc. MBS is a habit change company that addresses lifestyle change in a holistic manner. The program is geared toward (but not limited to) risk reduction for Cardiac patients, including diet, exercise, stress management, group support and spirituality amongst others. Bob did his formal training in Integrative Medicine and Cardiology with Andrew Weil MD at the University of Arizona. Bob has a particular interest in bringing his message of healthy lifestyle change to children and adolescents, and has been doing so as part of the CWD staff for several years.

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Edward Damiano, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. His educational training is in the areas of biomedical and mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. His lab is engaged in basic scientific research that uses fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, and intravital microscopy to study blood flow in the microcirculation and to elucidate mechanisms by which the lining of blood vessels can determine vascular health and disease. In one study, his lab is investigating the effect of hyperglycemia in diabetic mice with the goal of finding ways to counteract the damage to blood vessels that leads to so many of the well-known complications of diabetes. In addition to this research, he is also committed to creating and integrating closed-loop blood-glucose control technologies. His interest in closed-loop control is quite personal, and began when his seven-year-old son, David, developed type 1 diabetes at the age of one. A goal of his is to have the control algorithm that was developed by one of his postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Firas El-Khatib, hard at work closing the loop for people with diabetes before David starts high school.

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Kimberly M. Davis is a Director of Federal Affairs at Johnson & Johnson, representing the interests of Johnson & Johnson's Diabetes Franchise in front of the US Congress, the Executive Branch and with other external stakeholders. Kimberly has more than 15 years of political and health care public policy experience working with and for key congressional, regulatory, and executive-branch decision makers on important public policy issues areas. She participated in Friends for Life and other CWD initiatives, and she is committed to making a difference for families with type 1 diabetes. Kimberly resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and young daughter.


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Dana Dignard, RD, CDE, has had type 1 diabetes for 25 years. She has 17 years of experience as a dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator working as a paediatric and adult educator at Centenary Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Two years ago, Dana had the exciting opportunity to begin working with Animas Canada as a Territory Manager in Ontario Central. She loves her new role with Animas and is looking forward to being part of the CWD family. Dana is also a busy mom to her two children Mathieu and Cassia and has all the help in the world from her husband Dan.

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Suzanne Harris, from Pleasant Valley, NY, has been a Food Service Director for 32 years. For the last 20 years she has served as the Food Service Director for Arlington Central School District, 70 miles north of New York City. The school district serves 10,500 students in 13 schools and is home of one of the largest high schools in New York State. The school lunch department at Arlington feeds 94% of the student population daily, and is known throughout the state for its award winning operation, consistent high marks in state reviews, and innovative procedures. Suzanne's understanding of the challenges faced by children with type 1 diabetes is a result of personal experience. In 2002, at six years old, her grandson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She quickly learned on a first-hand basis what parents and students needed from the school lunch program, and how this could be provided within the realm of the operation.


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Crystal Jackson is Associate Director of Legal Advocacy at the American Diabetes Association (ADA)'s National Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Her primary responsibility is managing the Association's Safe at School Campaign. Crystal is considered a national authority on the rights of students with diabetes and has spoken at conferences and forums throughout the United States and internationally on how to effectively advocate on behalf of students with diabetes, training hundreds of parent advocates, attorneys, and health care professionals. A parent of a child with diabetes, Crystal began her advocacy as a volunteer for ADA when she and another parent advocate teamed up to pass the first state diabetes school legislation in the country which provides comprehensive coverage for students with diabetes in Virginia. Simultaneously she pursued a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education resulting in a settlement that is a model for safe and effective diabetes care. Crystal is a former litigation paralegal with the Philadelphia law firm of Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel. She is a contributor to many diabetes publications including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Diabetes Education Program's school guide entitled "Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel" and the ADA's treatise on school issues: "Legal Rights of Students with Diabetes." Crystal is a member of the Virginia Diabetes Council, serves on a number of other diabetes and youth advisory boards, and was most recently appointed to Novo Nordisk's U. S. DAWN Youth Study Advisory Board. She resides in Loudoun County, VA with her family.

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Nicole Johnson, MA, MPH, Miss America 1999, is an international diabetes advocate. She travels extensively promoting awareness, prevention, and intensive management of the condition she has shared for over sixteen years. Nicole works as a corporate and government affairs consultant for patient groups and diabetes companies, including Animas Corporation, AmMed Direct, Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute and Wellness Wireless. Nicole is the Telly award-winning television journalist and an avid writer. Her articles on living with diabetes have appeared in Guideposts Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, Diabetes Health, USA Today and on various websites related to diabetes. She has written four books including her autobiography, Living with Diabetes. Nicole has recently been appointed the Executive Director for the "Bringing Science Home" initiative at the University of South Florida supported by The Patterson Foundation. This multi-million dollar award aims to transform chronic disease education and care. She continues to serve on numerous health related advisory boards including the Florida Governor's Diabetes Advisory Council and the Tampa Bay chapters of the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Nicole is also a past national board member for the American Diabetes Association and an appointee to the National Institutes of Health Council of Public Representatives. Over the last ten years, Nicole has helped raise over $26 million for diabetes research and programs. She is passionate about promoting public participation and understanding of research. Often she and her daughter speak about their experiences in diabetes research. In 2008, Nicole received the Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Diabetes from the American Diabetes Association, as well as being named a Legacy Laureate for the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Nicole holds Master's degrees in Journalism and Public Health and is currently seeking her Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida.

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Tom Karlya, Vice President of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, is commonly known throughout the diabetes community as Diabetes Dad, his pen name used virtually everywhere, including his monthly column which appears at www.dLife.com/diabetesdad. He has been active in diabetes causes since his daughter, Kaitlyn, was diagnosed in 1992 at the age of 2; and at age 13 in 2009 his son Rob was also diagnosed. Tom has been introduced to the New York State Capitol, testified in Washington, D.C., appeared at diabetes-related events at the United Nations and has lectured, taught, and chaired many conferences, panels and keynotes about being a Diabetes Dad. He also received numerous commendations for his work in the Katrina efforts where he was instrumental in organizing relief efforts to over 10,000 people with diabetes. Tom was awarded The Jeff Hitchcock Distinguished Service Award from The Children with Diabetes in 2008. For 12 years as an actor, he starred in the New York City Production of Tony 'N Tina's Wedding, working with the original NY Company and also at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., in Summer of the 17th Doll. His film, lbs., was seen at the Sundance Film Festival, and he appeared in Unsolved Mysteries, Spin City, The Cosby Show, NYPD Blue, Law and Order, America's Most Wanted, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and other shows as well as numerous commercials. If you ask Tom he will tell you that above everything else, he's just a CWD Dad.

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Kim Kelly, Pharm. D., BCPS, FCCP, is President of Kelly Diabetes Associates, and former Director of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute-North America. Dr. Kelly has a lengthy and distinguished career involving patient care, academic medicine, and organizational involvement including President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Chairman of the ACCP Research Institute, and Board of Directors of the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association. His research and experience have included a number of publications, participation on editorial boards and review panels of several journals, involvement in medical curriculum development, and various committees of professional organizations. Currently, his activities center around developing diabetes health management and educational programs for various health care providers and provider organizations. Delighted to work with children and teens alike, Dr. Kelly participated as a volunteer in the Orlando and Universal City Friends for Life conferences, where he became 'hooked' in working with the wonderful CWD kids and families. He joined CWD as 'regular faculty' in 2004, focusing on the Tween programming and providing presentations on various topics to parents as well.

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Norma Sue Kenyon, PhD, is the Martin Kleiman Professor of Surgery, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Biomedical Engineering and is the Director of the Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research at the University of Miami. She is also Co-Director of the Executive Research Council at the Diabetes Research Institute. Dr. Kenyon has concentrated her work in the area of transplant immunology; she and her team have focused on ways to transplant islets without the need for anti-rejection drugs (tolerance), including the incorporation of stem cells into transplant protocols and on correlation of changes in the immune system of both pre-clinical and clinical islet transplant recipients with islet transplant function.


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Lauren Lanning, mom of Monica, 16, dx 8/96, pumping 5/99, CGM 9/05, and Sarah, 14 ... her CWD "sig line." Lauren became involved with CWD shortly after her daughter was diagnosed in 1996. She has been involved in the CWD diabetes conferences since the very first gathering in Orlando in 2000, where she volunteered to make name badges. Lauren now coordinates the Elementary Programming for every CWD conference. Back home in Denver, she has served on the boards of the JDRF and CWD Foundation. She and her husband Steve have chaired and coached her local JDRF Ride team for many years. Lauren has worked as an elementary school computer teacher and now works at The Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver as the IT Manager.

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Jose Lopez is a law enforcement officer with twenty seven years of experience in a major metropolitan police department. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1985 as a rookie officer. His assignments as an officer with type 1 diabetes included patrol, investigations, undercover, SWAT, and he is currently a homicide detective lieutenant. A decorated officer, he was awarded his department's Officer of the Year and Gold Medal of Valor.

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Paul Madden, M.Ed., has served as Friends for Life faculty for the past 10 years. Paul is an accomplished author and speaker serving in numerous leadership roles on national and international boards, including the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association, the International Diabetes Federation, the American Diabetes Association, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Paul developed and served in numerous new leadership roles at Joslin Diabetes Center a Harvard Medical School Affiliate including Special Assistant to the President, behavioral medicine, corporate development, advocacy, exercise, and camp administrator/director. Creating new winning solutions that create value and growth for organizations and the people being served is what Paul does best. He empowers, educates and inspires people to explore and adopt healthier lifestyles. Paul touches the soul of the people he works with enabling them to address the challenges of life more fully and positively! He currently is the Director of Advocacy and Education/Empowerment at PepsiCo Global Nutrition/R&D. Paul has had type 1 diabetes for 50 years.


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Rick Philbin, MED, MBA, ATC, is the East Field Director for Animas Corporation, an athletic trainer, and an individual with Type 1 diabetes. Prior to joining Animas, he managed a comprehensive sports medicine center in the Washington, DC area. He is currently on the board of directors of the Diabetes, Exercise, and Sports Association (DESA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with diabetes through exercise and physical fitness. Rick has been working with CWD for seven years presenting to parents, coordinating the sports programming for kids, and writing articles on the CWD website called the Sports Corner. Rick's professional experience also includes working as an Athletic Trainer for a Philadelphia-based sports medicine center, where he worked with professional athletes from the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers. He believes education is paramount for good diabetes management. As an avid exercise enthusiast with Type 1 diabetes, he practices tight management of his diabetes while on an insulin pump. Rick lives in the Washington, DC area.

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Arleen Pinkos, MT, ASCP, has worked as a clinical review scientist at the Food and Drug Administration since 1993. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Arleen has worked as a laboratorian and point-of-care testing coordinator at Veterans Administration Medical Centers in New Jersey and Maryland, consulted for physician office laboratories, and has managed a private physician referral service. Arleen has worked extensively with over-the-counter products at the FDA, including glucose meters and Continuous Glucose Monitors. She is also coordinating the FDA-NIH Artificial Pancreas Working Group.


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William (Bill) Polonsky, PhD, CDE, is the president and founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world's first organization dedicated to tackling the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. A licensed clinical psychologist, certified diabetes educator and associate clinical professor in psychiatry, he has studied the psychological and behavioral aspect of diabetes for over 20 years. Dr. Polonsky has served on the editorial boards of numerous professional and lay publications, including Diabetes Care, Diabetes Forecast, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Health. In addition to his many research publications, he is probably best known as the author of Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can't Take It Anymore, a popular book for patients, published by the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as senior psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston; faculty member at Harvard Medical School; and chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

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Michelle Rago is a CWD mom and active member of the parents' list. She graduated from Harvard University (magna cum laude) where she received the Ben Teel Memorial Prize for Public Service. She graduated from Columbia University School of Law, where she represented children in foster care and received a Charles Evans Hughes Fellowship for public service. Michelle's son Trent was diagnosed in 2000 at age 4. Due to the diagnosis, Trent's daycare would not accept him back. Since then, Michelle has become well versed in the changing laws with relation to diabetes and school, insurance coverage, and discrimination on account of diabetes. She is active with the American Diabetes Association Legal Advocacy group. Michelle has recently become an expert on monogenic diabetes, after it was discovered that her adopted daughter Maya had monogenic, not Type 1, diabetes. (Michelle's family adopted Maya from foster care after hearing about her at a CWD conference.) Michelle is also mom to Michela and husband to Tim, both of whom actively participate in diabetes care at home. For her work with CWD families, Michelle was awarded the Jeff Hitchcock Distinguished Service Award in 2006.

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Richard Rubin, Ph.D., C.D.E., Psychologist, past president of the American Diabetes Association, and Professor in Medicine and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Author of Psyching Out Diabetes and Sweet Kids, Optimal Pumping, and 101 Tips for Coping with Diabetes, Dr. Rubin is Stefan Rubin's father. Stefan is also on the conference faculty and is a co-author of Optimal Pumping and 101 Tips for Coping with Diabetes. Dr. Rubin is a sought after speaker for both professionals and people living with diabetes. He speaks with authority and warmth on the human side of diabetes.

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Stefan Rubin was diagnosed type 1 in 1979, at the age of seven and began insulin pump therapy three years later. He considers his experience an invaluable exercise and education that continue to prepare him for any hurdles that diabetes-and-life place in his path. Long a source of inspiration for his father, Dr. Richard R. Rubin, Stefan is co-author of two books, including 101 Tips for Coping with Diabetes, published in 2003 by the American Diabetes Association. Stefan also speaks locally and nationally in an ongoing attempt to share his outlook on living well with diabetes. Stefan and his wife Christine, live, work and play with their son Brooks and daughter Maisie in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Harold Sanco is the 1998 United States National Master's Aerobic Champion and two time bronze medalist at the National Step Challenge Competition. He has been voted Washington, DC's "Best Instructor" by Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post. He is an internationally acclaimed instructor having taught in seven countries. His "Urban Funk" aerobics class has been highlighted in People, Allure and "W" magazines. At CWD conference, Harold helps kids and adults learn that exercising can be fun.

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Desmond Schatz, MD, is Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Diabetes Center and Director of the GCRC at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He has been involved in Type 1 diabetes research since the mid 80s and has published over 200 manuscripts, the majority related to the prediction, natural history, genetics, immunopathogenesis and prevention of the disease, as well as the management of children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) on several JDRF and NIH awards. He is PI on JDRF funded studies aimed at reversing Type 1 diabetes using autologous stem cells (cord blood) and is currently PI the of the University of Florida Clinical Center participating in the NIH-funded TrialNet. He serves as co-PI on a Program Project Grant looking at the immunopathogenesis of Type 1 diabetes, and also serves as co-PI for the NIH-funded international newborn genetic screening (TEDDY) program in North Central Florida. Dr.Schatz has served in numerous capacities for the American Diabetes Association and on study sections and site visits for the JDRF and NIH. He also serves on the external advisory board for the NIH- and CDC-funded SEARCH study and the TODAY study in youth with type 2 diabetes and on the JDRF-funded Australian INIT II studies. He was awarded the Mary Tyler Moore and S Robert Levine JDRF Excellence in Clinical Research Award together with his colleagues, Mark Atkinson and Mike Haller as well as the 2009 Cure Award from the American Diabetes Association.


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Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, having had type 1 diabetes since 1985 and working as a Certified Diabetes Educator since 1993, knows the latest and best techniques for achieving optimal diabetes control. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Gary has authored a book and dozens of articles, and speaks at local and national meetings on diabetes, fitness and motivation. Gary received the 1997 William Martin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Patient Activities by the American Diabetes Association, as well as the 1998 Allene Van Son Award for the development of effective diabetes teaching tools by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. In 2002, he was granted the Novo Nordisk Diabetes Education Research award for the study of basal insulin levels in pump users. Gary owns and operates Integrated Diabetes Services, a private practice located just outside of Philadelphia, specializing in intensive blood glucose control and lifestyle intervention for people with diabetes.

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Mike Schurig, MS, RD, LD, CDE, serves as Conferences and Content Manager for Children With Diabetes. As a diabetes educator, registered dietitian and person with type 1 diabetes since the age of 12, Mike has had extensive experience in diabetes education with kids and parents. Mike is active with local ADA activities, regional diabetes educator groups, and the CWD website. His interests are insulin pump education and technical advances in diabetes. Mike enjoys visiting the nearby theme parks and enjoying Central Florida with his wife Gayle and his daughter Allyson.

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Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, was President of InBalance Healthcare, a counseling and education service for health care professionals and adults and children with diabetes, for over 10 years. He currently works for LifeScan, as Manager of Diabetes Counseling & Training and is a faculty member of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute. Joe is healthcare professional who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for over 49 years, Mr. Solowiejczyk has been able to translate his personal experience into patient care. As a diabetes nurse educator and family therapist, he specializes in assessing how family dynamics impact management of diabetes and designing interventions that result in more effective coping and optimal metabolic control.


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Cherie Stabler, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Director of the Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the Diabetes Research Institute. Her research interests are concentrated in the areas of tissue engineering, biomaterials, and noninvasive monitoring. Specifically, Dr. Stabler's research focuses on the design and development of various biohybrid devices and islet encapsulation techniques and evaluating how these barriers can protect the islets against the vigorous immunological and inflammatory responses of the host. Dr. Stabler has a background in both chemical and biomedical engineering. She received her doctoral degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University Department of Biomedical Engineering. Following her doctoral studies, she continued her research in tissue engineering and diabetes at the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine where she was supported by a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.


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Stuart Weinzimer, MD, FAAP, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor's degree in molecular biochemistry and biochemistry at Yale University, and his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency and pediatric endocrinology training at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Weinzimer has focused his clinical and research on the application of continuous glucose sensors and insulin pumps in children with type 1 diabetes and the development of an artificial pancreas. He is the Principal Investigator of a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-funded study of an artificial pancreas for children with diabetes, and Principal Investigator at the Yale site for two multi-center studies of continuous glucose sensors. He and his wife, Jodie Ambrosino, PhD, who is a pediatric health psychologist studying stress and coping in families of children with diabetes, have two girls, Rebecca, age 10, and Eliana, age 2.


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Jill Weissberg-Benchell, Ph.D., C.D.E., Pediatric Psychologist, Associate professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. Author of numerous research articles, and a soon-to-be published book on transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Dr. Weissberg-Benchell works with children, teenagers and their families to facilitate adaptation and coping with diabetes and other chronic conditions.


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Charles E. Wiedmeyer DVM, PhD, DACVP is an assistant professor of veterinary clinical pathology at the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. He earned his veterinary degree and PhD in veterinary pathology from the University of Illinois. In addition, he is a board-certified veterinary clinical pathologist. Dr. Wiedmeyer's specialty is applying technology to better monitor diabetic veterinary patients. His emphasis in this field is working with dogs and cats but has experience with horse, cows and pigs. Dr. Wiedmeyer has published several articles regarding the use of continuous glucose monitoring in veterinary patients and is considered the authority on this subject as it relates to veterinary medicine.

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