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Diabetes Awareness Day

This is a past event.

Friday, November 17, 2023 at 12:00pm to 4:15pm

MARC - Management & Advanced Research, 335
11200 SW 8th ST, Management & Advanced Research, Miami, Florida 33199

The 2nd Annual Diabetes Awareness Day event is on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 12 – 4:15 pm in MARC 335.

This year’s program will showcase the scientific work of FIU students, a Keynote talk on Diabetes Technology, an interdisciplinary panel on diabetes awareness, and interactive student organization exhibits. 


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Organizing Committee: Anuradha Godavarty, Ph.D.; Sahar Ajabshir, Ph.D.; Noël Barengo, M.D., Ph.D.


Keynote Speaker - Viral Shah, MD

Moderator - Noël C. Barengo, MD, PhD, MPH

Panelists - Frederick Anderson, MD; Charlie P. Buscemi, PhD, APRN, WOCNF; Tania Rivera, PhD, RD; and Trudy Gaillard, PhD, RN, CDCES, FAHA, FAAN


Presented by:

The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

FIU Department of Biomedical Engineering

StartUp FIU


Agenda: 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Opening Reception and Student Exhibits - Student Organizations

1:00 - 1:10 PM: Welcome and Opening Remarks - Dr. Andres Gil, Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development

1:10 - 2:00 PM: Keynote: Diabetes Technology - Dr. Viral Shah, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics University of Colorado

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Panel Discussion:

  • Moderator - Dr. Noël C. Barengo, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Dr. Frederick Anderson, Associate Professor and Medical Director for Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP Program; Department of Medical Education, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Dr. Charlie P. Buscemi, Clinical Professor, Graduate Nursing Department, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Dr. Trudy Gaillard, Tenured Associate Professor and the Dr. Vanessa Von Wertheim Endowed Chair in Chronic Disease Prevention and Care, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Dr. Tania Rivera, Associate Clinical Professor, Dietetics and Nutrition Department, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

3:00 - 4:00 PM: Poster Presentations

4:00 - 4:15 PM: Closing Remarks:

  • Dr. Juan C. Cendan, Dean, College of Medicine; Senior Vice President for Health Affairs; Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Dr. Inés Triay, Interim Dean, College of Engineering & Computing; Executive Director, Applied Research Center


Student Exhibits by: Stempel Public Health Association (SPHA), Food As Medicine (FAM), Medical Students Working to Improve Society & Health (MedSWISH), OIL Laboratory, Student Dietetic Association FIU