Diabetes Day 2024

Vanderbilt Diabetes: Molecules to People

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CT)

Vanderbilt Student Life Center


The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center invites you to a celebration of 50 years of operation of the NIH-funded, Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center.

All faculty, staff, and trainees welcome!

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) and the Irwin B. Eskind Endowed Symposium.

Vanderbilt Diabetes Day Awardees


General Registration


Poster Registration



Past Agendas


Plenary Speakers


Clay Semenkovich, MD

Professor, Medicine and Cell Biology and Physiology

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research

Washington University, St. Louis

"Diabetes, Lipid Metabolism, and the Quest for Certainty"



Deborah Wexler, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Medicine

Chief, MGH Diabetes Unit

Harvard University



Vanderbilt Speakers

Keohane Claxton

Laura Keohane, PhD

Associate Professor  Health Policy                                   


Derek Claxton, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

"Insulin and Initiating Long-term Services and Supports"


"Modeling and evaluating pathogenic missense variants in the hepatic glucose-6-phosphatase catalytic subunit (G6PC1)"



If you have questions, please contact Jessica Kimber at jessica.kimber@vumc.org or (615) 875-6072.

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center is
supported by NIH grant DK020593 and the the Irwin B. Eskind Endowed Symposium.