Students Translating and Exploring Medicine: What Is Diabetes?

Time Slot: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

In collaboration with the Great Lakes Science Center and the Case Medical Center, WIVZ presents the first of a three-part BioMedTech program series via distance learning. Our first program “What Is Diabetes?” will feature Dr. Sarah MacLeish and will be held on Thursday, January 30 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Dr. MacLeish is a pediatric endocrinologist and the director of the pediatric diabetes technology clinic at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, where she cares for over 900 children with diabetes. Her interests include improving healthcare outcomes in underserved children with diabetes through education and integration of advanced diabetes management tools. Dr. MacLeish will discuss her educational background, training, on the job experiences and share, with your students, her research in pediatric diabetes.

This three-part series engages students (Grades 7-12) in conversations with medical professionals who will discuss diseases of public health concern – diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Local medical researchers and experts from top medical institutions (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Metrohealth Medical Center, University Hospitals at Case Medical Center, and Louis Stokes VA Medical Center) will explain the science behind diabetes, obesity and heart disease. They will describe how their innovative research contributes to prevention and treatment of these diseases.

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