Join Dr. John Buse for live Facebook chat on diabetes

Dr. John Buse, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center and chair of the National Diabetes Education Program, will host a live Facebook chat on diabetes management and prevention on Tuesday, May 22.

Join Dr. John Buse for live Facebook chat on diabetes click to enlarge John Buse, MD, PhD

Media contact: Tom Hughes, 919-966-6047, tahughes@unch.unc.edu

Friday, 18, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - One of the nation's leading diabetes experts will host a live Facebook chat at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 22.

Dr. John Buse, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center and chair of the National Diabetes Education Program, will answer your questions about what's new in diabetes management and prevention. The chat will take place on UNC Health Care's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/unchealthcare. You can sign up to have an email reminder sent to you here.

Dr. Buse's accomplishments in diabetes care and research span more than 25 years. He is a professor in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he serves as the director of the Diabetes Care Center, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and executive associate dean for clinical research, and works within the leadership of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), home of the UNC NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards.

He has played key roles in numerous multicenter clinical trials, including two major NIH-sponsored trials: ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes), for which he serves as study vice-chair, and STOPP-T2D (Studies to Treat Or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes). Buse served as 2008 president, medicine and science, of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), for which he has also chaired many committees and task forces. He was also on the board of the Carolinas affiliate of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is a former associate editor of the ADA journals Clinical Diabetes and Diabetes Care.

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