Diabetes Center at UCSF to celebrate 15th Anniversary with symposium highlighting advances in research

Diabetes Center at UCSF to celebrate 15th Anniversary with symposium highlighting advances in research

Top scientists to present novel findings at Oct. 30 meeting in San Francisco

 

BY KATHLEEN JAY

Diabetes Center at UCSF

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 9, 2015) – This week, the Diabetes Center at UCSF released its lineup of top researchers in the fields of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes who will be presenting their novel findings at the center’s 15th Anniversary Symposium to be held on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus of UCSF in San Francisco. The event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – is free and open to the public. Seats are limited and registration is required.

For More information, visit http://diabetes.ucsf.edu/dc15.

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UCSF DIABETES CENTER 15TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM

A Comprehensive Update on Diabetes Research

8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Matthias Hebrok, PhD

Director, Diabetes Center at UCSF

Hurlbut-Johnson Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Research

Sam Hawgood, MBBS

Chancellor and the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

9:30 a.m. Immunology and Type 1 Diabetes

Moderated by Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhD

A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Metabolism and Endocrinology

Diabetes Center at UCSF

Jane Buckner, MD

Associate Director, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

Director of the Translation Research Program

Alex Marson, MD, PhD

UCSF Sandler Fellow, UCSF Diabetes Center

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Stem Cells and Regeneration

Moderated by Matthias Hebrok, PhD

Director, Diabetes Center at UCSF

Hurlbut-Johnson Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Research

Alvin C. Powers, MD

Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center

Chief, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

Julie B. Sneddon, PhD

Assistant Professor, Diabetes Center at UCSF

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Obesity, Metabolism, and Human Genetics

Moderated by Allison Xu, PhD

Associate Professor, Diabetes Center at UCSF

Rudy Leibel, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Director, Division of Molecular Genetics and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

Columbia University

Shingo Kajimura, PhD

Assistant Professor, Diabetes Center at UCSF

Department of Cell and Tissue Biology

Jorge Ferrer, MD, PhD

Professor, Chair in Genetics and Medicine

Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator

Imperial College, London

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Clinical Research Presentations

Moderated by Stephen E. Gitelman, MD

Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Program

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Mary B. Olney MD /KAK Distinguished Professor in Pediatric Diabetes and Clinical Research

Diabetes Center at UCSF

Update on Clinical Trials (anti-CD3)

Kevan Herold, MD

Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Deputy Director for Translational Science, Yale Center for Clinical Research

Director, Yale Diabetes Center

Treg Trial

Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhD

A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Metabolism and Endocrinology

Diabetes Center at UCSF

Islet Transplantation

Qizhi Tang, PhD

Associate Professor

Director, Transplantation Research Laboratory

UCSF Department of Surgery and Diabetes Center at UCSF

4:45 p.m. Q & A

For more information,visit http://diabetes.ucsf.edu/dc15.

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