SOURCE: American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association

April 02, 2013 09:37 ET

American Diabetes Association Announces Jane Chiang, MD, as New Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Community Information

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2013) - The American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that Jane Chiang, MD, of Los Altos, Calif., has been named Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Community Information, and will join the Association on April 15. Chiang will have primary responsibility for providing operational and strategic guidance and overseeing the daily activities of the Association's Medical Affairs, Prevention, Nutrition, Information Resources, Education Recognition, and Center for Information and Community Support functions.

Part of Chiang's role will be to provide leadership support to the Professional Practice committees, and lead the development and revisions to the Association's Clinical Practice Guidelines, including the annual Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and other position statements. Chiang will also review all Association consumer and medical publications to ensure they comply with Association standards and good clinical practice as well as the development of new dissemination opportunities for scientific journal content. She will also act as a consultative medical and scientific expert to our internal divisions and external organizations. In this role, she will facilitate collaboration on initiatives and projects and ensure consistent messaging of our mission from a clinical perspective.

Chiang is a pediatric endocrinologist. Prior to accepting her position with the Association, Chiang served as a faculty member at University of California San Francisco and is currently adjunct faculty at Stanford Medical School. As a Senior Scientist at Genentech, Inc. she has significant drug development experience, including developing therapeutics for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She was a consultant for IPSEN, Inc. and the American Diabetes Association, as the Managing Editor for the ADA/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook.

"Dr. Chiang will bring great energy and insight to the Association with new expertise in type 1 diabetes research and care," said Bob Ratner, MD, Chief Scientific & Medical Officer. "We look forward to her contributions as she moves the Scientific & Medical Division and the Association forward."

Chiang holds a doctorate in medicine from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She undertook her pediatrics residency at the University of California Los Angeles and performed her fellowship in endocrinology at the University of California San Francisco. Chiang holds professional memberships with The Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association and Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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