Diabetes Interest Group

Supporting scientific discovery that promotes the health of persons living with or at-risk for diabetes

The Diabetes Interest Group was established in 2014 are as follows to achieve the following goals:

  1. Support innovative diabetes research within the UIC College of Nursing
  2. Raise awareness of the importance of diabetes research
  3. Promote interdisciplinary collaborations within UIC and the larger diabetes community
  4. Enhance scholarly and research activity related to diabetes
  5. Enhance diabetes research, education and training opportunities for student

Faculty Members

Quinn inspired to strive for artificial pancreas

Every summer for some 30 years, world-class diabetes researcher Laurie Quinn has been spending a week or longer at Camp Duncan YMCA in suburban Ingleside, Illinois. It’s an American Diabetes Association camp for children, and it helped spark her interest in diabetes as an master’s student in 1980. Now, she says, her volunteer work there keeps her focused on the purpose of her groundbreaking research, striding toward development of the first-ever completely automated artificial pancreas.

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