ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - The American Diabetes Association will present the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award to Katie Weinger, EdD, RN, FAADE. Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC, this award is presented to a distinguished health professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes and has demonstrated significant contributions to the understanding of diabetes education. Dr. Weinger will be recognized with this honor at the Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®, taking place June 13-17, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Currently director of the Center of Innovation in Diabetes Education (CIDE) at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, an investigator in clinical behavioral and outcomes research and an associate professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weinger is a nationally known expert in diabetes education and behavioral research. She studies factors that influence patients' ability to manage their diabetes, including the impact of executive and cognitive functions, depression and coping styles. Dr. Weinger led the development, implementation and evaluation of formalized diabetes education curricula that are currently integrated into the Joslin Diabetes Center model of patient care.
Dr. Weinger organizes monthly forums in which educators, physicians, psychologists and other staff present seminars on new research and approaches for successful diabetes management, with discussions on how educators can incorporate innovative concepts into their clinical practices. She has mentored countless fellows, physicians, dietitians, nurses and other educators to become thoughtful, patient-centered clinicians and researchers.
Dr. Weinger will give the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Lecture, "Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Examining Diabetes Self-Care," on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
More than 14,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will share the latest cutting-edge research and learn the most up-to-date information on prevention, treatment and care, at the Association's Scientific Sessions taking place June 13-17, 2014.
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.