This presentation provided Science Ambassadors with basic information about the public health aspects of diabetes. The presentation included epidemiologic information about the diabetes epidemic and prevention information.
Dr. Allweiss is an Endocrinologist who completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the LA County- USC Medical Center, a fellowship in Endocrinology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was the chief clinical fellow at the Joslin Clinic in Boston. She received a Masters of Science in Public Health while completing a residency in Preventive Medicine and Occupational Health at the University of Kentucky. She has had an Intergovernmental Practice Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control, Division of Diabetes Translation since 1999, working on diabetes education programs in the workplace as part of the NDEP (National Diabetes Education Program), a joint CDC and NIH program. She did her sabbatical in 2004 at CDC, Division of Diabetes Translation. She is on the CDC Business Team which has cooperative agreements with organizations like the National Business Group on Heath and the National Business Coalition on Health. She is a member of the steering committee of the Kentucky Diabetes Control Network, a program started by the Kentucky Department of Health and Human Resources as a public- private partnership to improve outcomes in people with diabetes. She is also working with the University of Kentucky Department of Family and Community Medicine on developing the collaborative chronic care model for diabetes care in an academic setting. She has presented numerous educational conferences to many health and business professionals and was named best clinical teacher in 1992, 1999 and 2001 from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky.
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