2021 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
Denise Charron-Prochownik, PhD, CPNP, RN, FAAN
Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture
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Denise Charron-Prochownik, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN, is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. This award recognizes a distinguished health professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes. Dr. Charron-Prochownik will present the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture on Saturday, June 26.
Currently a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and Graduate School of Public Health and chair of Health Promotion and Development, Dr. Charron-Prochownik has had an active program of funded research for over 28 years in the field of diabetes in youth and young adults, with a focus on adolescent reproductive health behavior and preconception counseling (PC).
A pediatric diabetes clinical nurse specialist, pediatric nurse practitioner, and behavioral scientist, Dr. Charron-Prochownik conducts multisite studies with a long-standing team of multidisciplinary co-investigators. She has received three ADA Clinical Research Awards and National Institutes of Health RO1 funding for her research on developing and evaluating computer-based theory-driven PC and educational interventions for adolescent girls with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Her research program, Reproductive-health Education and Awareness of Diabetes in Youth for Girls (READY-Girls), has been adopted, published, and is distributed by the ADA as their endorsed PC program for adolescents with diabetes. READY-Girls has been culturally modified for Latinas with diabetes and for American Indian/Alaskan Native adolescents at risk for gestational diabetes and their mothers (Stopping-GDM). She and her team are expanding the Stopping GDM research to include Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native indigenous populations, and health care professional education and program dissemination uptake.
Please join us in celebrating Denise Charron-Prochownik, PhD, CPNP, RN, FAAN, for outstanding contributions to diabetes education and care.