Diabetes Day 2022

Vanderbilt Diabetes: Molecules to People

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Monday, May 9th, 2022

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CT)

Vanderbilt Student Life Center

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) and the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR)

Vanderbilt Diabetes Day Awardees


General Registration

We are including a new research interest matching game this year.
Please choose at least one option for each category
(one for Expertise, one for Learn More About, and one for Collaborator).
You can choose more than one. 


Poster Registration

Posters must be registered by April 4th.
We will be grouping posters based on categories for the poster session. 



Past Agendas





Plenary Speaker

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Gary Schwartz, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Neuroscience and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Feel the burn: Feeding, nutrient sensing, and thermogenesis"

Vanderbilt Speakers

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Ashley Shoemaker, MD, MSCI Rafael Arrojo e Drigo, PhD William Martinez, MD Jennifer (Piper) Below, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pediatric Endocrinology

Assistant Research Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Assistant Professor
General Internal Medicine and Public Health

Associate Professor
Genetic Medicine

"GLP-1 Receptor Agonist for Treatment of Hypothalamic Obesity" "Aging compromises human beta cell structure-function " "Empowering Patients with Diabetes via the Patient Portal" "Innovative approaches in available genomic resources to fuel clinical discovery in cardiometabolic disease"


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.The Vanderbilt Center 
for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) is supported by
the NIH grant DK092986.