Adult T1D Round-Table Discussion, Diabetes & Exercise with Dr. Aaron Vinik
March 14, 2018, Norfolk, VA
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
No cost, but limited availability
Join our T1D adult group for a round table discussion with Dr. Aaron Vinik of Eastern Virginia Medical School. He will be discussing how to manage Type 1 Diabetes and exercise along with providing tips and tricks as well as answer questions. This event is free, but we do ask that you register due to limited seating available.register
Aaron Vinik, MD, PhD, FCP, MACP, FACE
Research Professor of Medicine/Pathology/Neurobiology, Murray Waitzer Endowed Chair for Diabetes, Director of Research and Neuroendocrine Unit, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Strelitz Diabetes Center for Endocrine and Metabolic DisordersBio
Aaron Vinik, MD, PhD, FCP, MACP, FACE
Research Professor of Medicine/Pathology/Neurobiology, Murray Waitzer Endowed Chair for Diabetes, Director of Research and Neuroendocrine Unit, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Strelitz Diabetes Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Dr. Vinik is a global leader in basic and clinical neuropathy. He, in essence, has defined the heterogeneity of neuropathy, established a need for a modular approach depending on the particular nerve fiber damaged, and pioneered immunotherapy for autoimmune neuropathies. He was awarded a lifetime achievement award by EASD Neurodiab in 2011 for his contributions to the understanding of neuropathies. In 2016, he received the American College of Endocrinology (AACE) Distinction in Endocrinology Award in recognition of advancing the understanding of endocrinology through research and education.
Dr. Vinik discovered INGAP gene (islet neogenesis associated protein) responsible for stimulating immature cells in the diabetic pancreas to produce insulin bringing international recognition to Virginia. It is now in combination with an IL12 antagonist in clinical trial as a prospective cure for certain forms of diabetes.
Dr. Vinik has authored eight books, one devoted to islet regeneration, 123 book chapters, and has published more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed, highly reputable journals. Dr. Vinik received the award for the Virginia Outstanding Scientist by the Science Museum of VA, in 2002 and the Southern Medical Association’s Seale Harris Award in 2003. He received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research in 1993 and the Dean's Award for Outstanding Faculty in 1999. He was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha in 2004 by students of EVMS. In 2005, he was elected to Mastership of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Vinik served as a member of the National Institute of Health General Clinical Research Center Study Section and the NIH Data Management committee. He was also Chairman of the American Diabetes Association task force on Nutrition, which established the guidelines for nutritional management of diabetes, and Chairman of the subcommittee for development of guidelines for neuropathy testing and wrote the AACE neuropathy guidelines.
Dr. Vinik’s is Editor of “Endocrine Reviews” and Frontiers in Endocrinology. He is also an editor of several books, such as “Neuroendocrine Tumors” the section on Neuroendocrine Tumors in De Groot’s textbook of Endocrinology. Dr. Vinik has received research funding for his studies from the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Kroc Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, HUD, DHHS, NASA, The Diabetes Institutes Foundation, and pharmaceutical industries.
Dr. Vinik holds three issued patents on INGAP and Nutrinerves. He holds the copyright for the Norfolk Quality of Life tool DN, used as a screening tool, and end-point for clinical trials in neuropathy. He also holds the copyright for the questionnaire for assessing Quality of Life in patients with neuroendocrine tumors and fatigue.