As the world recognizes 100 years since the discovery of insulin, medical and health care experts in London, Ontario have joined forces to tell the story of advancements in diabetes research and care.
Sir Frederick Banting’s incredible discovery was sparked 101 years ago in 1920 when he was a lecturer at Western University and a young doctor in the Forest City
To learn more about Banting’s work in London more than a century ago and the promising new diabetes research it has inspired, please visit https://londonresearchandcarepartners.com
For media interested in commentary or analysis, the following experts from Western University and St. Joseph’s Health Care London are available for interviews:
Dr. Kristin K. Clemens, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Endocrinologist, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Adjunct Scientist, ICES, and Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute
Areas of expertise: endocrinology, diabetes, osteoporosis, multimorbidity, kidney disease, health services, health disparities
Dr. Rob Hegele, Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Director, London Regional Genomics Centre at Robarts Research Institute.
Areas of Expertise: human genetics, genomics, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol) and type 2 diabetes, history of insulin discovery in London
David Hess, Sheldon H. Weinstein Chair in Diabetes Research, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Scientist, Krembil Centre for Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Medicine Research Group
Areas of Expertise: stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine (including regeneration of insulin-producing beta cells during diabetes) and drug delivery
Dr. Irene Hramiak, Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Endocrinologist, St. Joseph’s Health Care London
Areas of Expertise: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, obesity, treatment strategies, clinical trials for diabetes management and care
Michelle Mottola, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Chair, Division of Maternal, Fetal and Newborn Health, Children’s Health Research Institute
Areas of Expertise: healthy lifestyle for pregnant individuals to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus and reduce risk of diabetes and obesity in both mother and her children
Dr. Charlotte McDonald, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Areas of Expertise: type 1 and type 2 diabetes, insulin therapy, long-term care of diabetes complications
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