Congratulations, 2022 WIN ADA Award Recipients!
Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award
Maureen Gannon, PhD, is the recipient of the 2022 Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award. This award, given in honor of Lois Jovanovic, MD, an iconic scientist who passed away in September 2018, recognizes a woman who has made a significant impact in diabetes care, research, education, or public health.
Dr. Gannon is a native of Queens, New York. She received her B.S. from Molloy College, her M.S. from Adelphi University, and her Ph.D. from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Gannon conducted her postdoctoral training in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University and was recruited to the faculty in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine in 2001. She became a full professor in 2016. The research in the Gannon laboratory focuses on the development and regeneration of beta cells and has implications for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. She has been funded by the NIH, JDRF, ADA, and the VA. She has held leadership roles in the ADA, including chair of the awards committee and chair of the Scientific Sessions planning committee.
Dr. Gannon has trained over 20 female graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in diabetes research, and has hosted many female undergraduates and high school students in her lab. She has given workshops nationally and internationally on topics including: Imposter Syndrome, Effective Mentoring, Conflict Management, and Communication Styles. In 2019, Dr. Gannon was awarded the Vanderbilt University Thomas A. Hazinski award for effectiveness in mentoring and professional development for faculty. She was appointed the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in September 2019.
Dr. Gannon lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and son who is a college freshman. Her hobbies include Irish Step Dancing, singing, guitar, oil painting, and camping.
Please join us in celebrating Maureen Gannon, PhD, for her contributions supporting women and research in the diabetes field!
WIN ADA Abstract Awards
Basic Science: Islet Biology, Immunology, Physiology, or Obesity
Ventromedial Hypothalamic Nucleus Controls Glucose Metabolism through Adipose Tissue Lipolysis
ALISON AFFINATI, JONATHAN FLAK, NANDAN KODUR, ABDULLAH HASHSHAM, ABIGAIL J. TOMLINSON, NADEJDA BOZADJIEVA KRAMER, CHIEN LI, MARTIN G. MYERS, JR
Abstract Number: 2022-A-4920-Diabetes
Behavioral Medicine, Nutrition, Exercise, and Education
The Emotional Burden of Diabetes during Emerging Adulthood: “Cost. Everything Else Is Secondary.”
REBECCA J. VITALE, KATHERINE WENTZELL, LORI M. LAFFEL
Abstract Number: 2022-A-4315-Diabetes
Clinical Diabetes, Epidemiology, and Diabetes Complications
Dorzagliatin, a Dual-Acting Glucokinase Activator. Improves Insulin Secretion and Glucose Sensitivity in Glucokinase-Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (GCK-MODY)
ELAINE CHOW, KE WANG, CADMON K.P. LIM, SANDRA TSOI, BAOQI FAN, ANDREA LUK, RONALD C. MA, ELE FERRANNINI, ANDREA MARI, LI CHEN, JULIANA C. CHAN
Abstract Number: 2022-A-3759-Diabetes
Past Award Recipients
- Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDCES (Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award)
- Nida Haider, PhD (Sex as a Biological Variable and Women's Health Abstract Award)
- Carmella Evans-Molina, PhD, MD (Basic Science: Islet Biology, Immunology, Physiology, or Obesity Abstract Award)
- Kimber Simmons, MD, MS (Clinical Diabetes, Epidemiology, and Diabetic Complications Abstract Award)
- Lu Hu, PhD (Behavioral Medicine, Nutrition, Education, and Exercise Abstract Award)
- Judith E. Fradkin, MD (Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award)
- Elizabeth R. Seaquist, MD (Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award)
- Danielle Dean, PhD (Basic Science Abstract Award)
- Samantha F. Ehrlich, PhD, MPH (Behavioral Medicine Abstract Award)
- Xiang Liu, PhD (Clinical Diabetes Abstract Award)
- Aki T-B. Chaffin, PhDc (Sex as a Biological Variable Abstract Award)
- Chelsea Hutch, PhD (Basic Science Abstract Award)
- Michelle Perfect, PhD (Behavioral Medicine Abstract Award)
- Maisa Feghali, MD (Clinical Diabetes Abstract Award)
- Durga Singer, MA, MD (Sex as Biological Variable Abstract Award)