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Diabetes Session

Symposium Session on Diabetes

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2007    1:30-4:30
1:30 - 1:35 PM

Brief Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Sharon Utz, PhD, RN

1:35 - 1:45 PM

Song from "West Side Story"

There are many perspectives & levels from which one may tackle a problem...

1:45 - 2:00 PM

Overview of Diabetes and Diabetes Care - Focus on Microlevel Factors

Presenters: Sharon Utz PhD, RN and Norm Oliver, MD.

2:00 - 2:20 PM

Genetic Predispositions to Diabetes in People of Color

Presenter: Michelle Sale, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genomics, and Center for Public Health Genomics, School of Medicine, University of Virginia

2:20 - 2:40 PM Behavioral Choices and Self-Management of Diabetes
Presenters: J. Terry Saunders, PhD, Virginia Center for Diabetes Professional Education, University of Virginia, and Charlottesville Free Clinic
2:40 - 3:00 PM The Impact of Health Care Providers: Cultural Competence
Presenter: Courtney Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN, Professor, University of Virginia School of Nursing
3:00 - 3:15 PM Reflections on the Microlevel Factors
Panel Discussion with Dr's Sale, Saunders, Lyder and Ms. Pastors
3:15 - 3:25 PM Afternoon Break
3:25 - 3:30 PM

Brief Overview of Macrolevel Factors.

3:30 - 3:50 PM Factors in the Environment for Diabetes Management in Communities of Color
Presenter: Nisha Botchwey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Environmental Planning, University of Virginia
3:50 - 4:30 PM Overcoming Health Disparities in Diabetes Care -- A Success Story from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Diabetes Initiative
Presenters: Daren Anderson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Center, Inc., Middletown, CT and Principle Investigator, RWJ Project for Advancing Diabetes Self-Management
Ms. Yvette Highsmith-Francis, Site Director, CHC, Middletown, CT

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