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Karin Hehenberger, MD, PHD: Patient Empowerment and Innovation

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Dr. Karin Hehenberger is an experienced life sciences executive, who has dedicated her career to applying medical science to impacting people living with chronic disease. Dr. Hehenberger founded and launched Lyfebulb in January of 2014, after close to 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, which she entered after obtaining M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and conducting …

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Dave DeMarco: Healthcare Policy and Innovation Strategy

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Dave is a senior advisor to C-suite leaders in the Life Sciences industry. He has served as Chair of the Board of the American Diabetes Association and serves as a consultant to EY’s Northeast Markets organization and hence to its premier Fortune 50 clients. Dave has substantial executive and operational leadership and not-for-profit board experience. With over 25 years of …

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A Personal Appeal: Somalia’s Desperate Need for Diabetes Help

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Publisher’s Note:  In the last few weeks, I have met Abdullahi Abdi Mohamed, Chairperson of the Somali Youth Development Foundation.  During a conversation he and I held with Frontrunner League Member, Dr. Osita Aniemeka of Nigeria, we determined that Somalia was in a grave situation with the need for medicine and equipment that will help prevent and treat diabetes.  What …

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Scott Kahan, MD, MPH: National Center for Weight and Wellness

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Scott Kahan, MD, MPH is a physician specializing in both clinical obesity medicine and public health. He is the Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness in Washington, DC, Medical Director of the Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance at George Washington University, and Chair of the Clinical Committee for The Obesity Society. He serves on …

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Dr. David Kerr: Creative Programs for Diverse Populations

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David Kerr, MBChB, DM, FRCP, FRCPE is Director of Research and Innovation at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) in Santa Barbara, California.  He is a UK-trained physician and endocrinologist and has spent many years trying to help people “tame the beast” that is diabetes. This is his third time living in the US, having been a researcher at Yale in …

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Dr. Michael Fang: Data and Precision Medicine

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Michael is a physician entrepreneur with a passion for data-driven health innovation.  He is currently Co-Founder and CEO of Base10 Genetics, LLC.   The company was created to fill the chasm between genetics testing and consumer health outcomes. Michael was the founder of CETA Inc., a health information technology company that was ranked #297 on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest-growing private US …

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Dr. Alborz Madhavi: Glucose-Responsive Insulin

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Dr. Alborz Mahdavi is the founder and CEO of Protomer Technologies, a preclinical stage biotechnology company focused on innovations in diabetes and metabolic disease. He is the recipient of the JDRF international prize for developing glucose-responsive insulin. Protomer has received major grants including several from JDRF and is currently advancing a glucose-responsive insulin program and a smart glucagon program towards commercialization. …

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Her Highness, Princess (Dr.) Dato’ Seri Romona Murad (Malaysia)

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Princess (Dr.) Dato’ Seri Romona Murad is Malaysia’s Ambassador of International Peace Her Highness Princess (Dr)  Dato’ Seri Romona Murad comes from an illustrious lineage that includes Alexander the Great and continues back to Isaac, the son of Abraham.  Her royal bloodline, she says, is on her father’s side (through his father’s side) and is documented and archived at the …

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Sonia Sachs is Creating an Intervention for Africa’s Community Health Workers

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Sonia Sachs has been frustrated over several years of working in pediatrics and endocrinology as a public health specialist in Africa.  But, she has been frustrated right into a solution. Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH is a pediatrician, an endocrinologist and public health specialist. She received a BA from Harvard University, an MD from the University of Maryland Medical School, …

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Caribbean Health Research To Serve a UNSDG

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 IMPLEMENTING A CARIBBEAN HEALTH RESEARCH INFORMATICS NETWORK By Gene D. Morse, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS Small island nations in the Caribbean face diverse health challenges. To address these challenges, health systems in the region need to be strengthened, especially in the area of surveillance and monitoring of health outcomes. This step is also a critical input for countries to be able …