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The Diabetes Research Center hosted its first Diabetes Symposium on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Sullivan Center, 701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The goal of the symposium is to unite partners involved with research on Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Hawaii,
informed by global DM researchers.

9:00 am to 9:15 am Registration
9:15 am to 9:30 am Opening Remarks   -Mariana Gerschenson, PhD
Principal Investigator, Diabetes Research Center
Associate Dean for Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine
9:30 am to 10:00 am “Diabetes in Hawaii – 2020”   -Marjorie Mau, MD
Endocrinologist
Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health
10:00 am to 10:15 am Break
10:15 am to 10:45 am “Type 2 Diabetes – Findings from the Multiethnic Cohort”   -Gertraud Maskarinec, MD, PhD
Professor, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
10:45 am to 11:15 am “Update from the GRADE Study”   -Sophia Hox, DO
Endocrinologist
Pacific Health Research and Education Institute
Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System
Principal Investigator, Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes (GRADE) Project
11:15 am to 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm “Towards Precision Medicine in Diabetes: Using Genetics to Understand Disease Heterogeneity”
Keynote Speaker: Jose Florez, MD, PhD
Chief, Endocrine Division and Diabetes Unit
Investigator, Center for Genomic Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
1:00 pm to 1:15 pm Break
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm “Overview of Diabetes Pharmacotherapy: Looking Back and Ahead”   -Cindy Pau, MD
East-West Medical Research Institute
2:15 pm to 2:30 pm Closing Remarks   -Mariana Gerschenson, PhD
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