UCSF Diabetes Center 20th Anniversary Symposium

Decoding Diabetes: A Century of Progress, A Future of Innovation

Thursday November 3, 2022


Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UCSF Diabetes Center. Hear from our distinguished researchers who will share updates on their groundbreaking efforts to prevent and treat diabetes. Visit our special events page to RSVP.

Parnassus Campus, school of Nursing n-225


9:00am Registration

9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dr. Robert B. and Mrs. Ellinor Aird Professor of Neurology

Mark S. Anderson, MD, PhD Director, UCSF Diabetes Center Robert B. Friend and Michelle M. Friend Professor of Diabetes Research


9:45 Beta Cells and Stem Cells

Anna L. Gloyn, DPhil Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) and, by courtesy, of Genetics Stanford University

Julie B. Sneddon, PhD Assistant Professor, UCSF Diabetes Center, UCSF Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, and UCSF Department of Cell & Tissue Biology


10:45 Break


11:00 Genetics and Precision Health

Mark S. Anderson, MD, PhD Robert B. Friend and Michelle M. Friend Professor of Diabetes Research, Director, UCSF Diabetes Center


11:30 Emerging Topics and New Frontiers

Zoe Quandt, MD Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Medicine

Martin Valdearcos, PhD Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCSF Diabetes Center


12:30 Lunch


1:15 Obesity, Metabolism, and Nutrition

Lisa R. Beutler, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Bruce Spiegelman, PhD Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School


2:15 Reflections

Michael German, MD Justine K. Schreyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research Professor and Clinical Director, UCSF Diabetes Center


2:45 Catalysts of Translation

Kevan Herold, MD C.N.H. Long Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Endocrinology) Yale School of Medicine

Dean Schillinger, MD Professor, UCSF Department of Medicine Director, UCSF Health Communications Research Program


3:45 Coffee Break


4:00 Keynote Address

Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhD A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Metabolism and Endocrinology, UCSF Diabetes Center, CEO and President, Sonoma Biotherapeutics


4:45 Closing Remarks