1st Annual UW-Madison Diabetes Research Day

1st Annual UW-Madison Diabetes Research Day

UW-Madison Diabetes Research Day
February 19, 2019
, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Health Sciences Learning Center (room TBA)
Info & submit a poster abstract (deadline: January 15, 2019)

This exciting symposium will promote diabetes research across campus and introduce the Diabetes Research Accelerator for Wisconsin (DRAW) biobank and database, a new resource recently funded by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation’s UW2020 Initiative to support diabetes research. The event will kick off with a plenary presentation by Dr. Alvin Powers (pictured above), Director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center and Chief of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Powers’ research on type 1 and type 2 diabetes focuses on pancreatic islet biology, development, and function. A Research Showcase will follow, with the goal of facilitating new connections and collaborations across the UW-Madison diabetes research community. Principal investigators and their teams will share short descriptions of their diabetes-related research programs. The day will wrap up with a poster session in the Health Sciences Learning Center Atrium.