Thursday, July 12, 2018

Updates on Our Diabetes Research

One of the goals we set forth in our operating goals for FY 18 was to extend the reach and offerings of our lunch and learns. Earlier this year, we partnered with our human resources department to present on our educational/professional development assistance programs.

To close out our fiscal year, the Associate Engagement Committee (who has been spearheading the growth of our lunch and learns) invited Sue Shapiro, BSN, RN, CCRC, a long-time associate of MHRI, to share an update on one our diabetes research programs. The NIDDK-sponsored Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and ongoing DPP Outcomes Study (DPPOS) are major studies that changed the way people approach Type 2 diabetes prevention worldwide. Sue is the program manager for the DPPOS at MedStar Health.

With nearly 20 people in the room and 20 more on our “live-streamed” WebEx, it was great to hear about the impact of this research on how we approach diabetes care today. Thanks to Sue and all the members of the DPP/DPPOS teams who are advancing health!

With our new technology, we were also able to record the session! If you missed the presentation, you can view the video here.

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