NIDDK Medical Student Program virtual symposium

July 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a special zoom presentation on Monday, July 27th at 12 noon when three summer medical research students will be presenting their two-month summer research project in preparation of their upcoming NIDDK Medical Student Program virtual symposium.  (For the Zoom link email:

  1. Oluwatobi Alawode (Meharry Medical College): “The Impact of Food Insecurity and SNAP Participation on Glycemic Control in Low-Income Adults with Diabetes” (Mentor: Cynthia Herrick, MD, MPHS)
  2. Ryan Johnson (Medical College of Georgia): “Genetics of Syndromic Diabetes with Retinal Degeneration” (Mentor: Fumi Urano, MD, PhD)
  3. Emily Siegler (California Northstate University College of Medicine): “Unique Challenges in the Treatment of Diabetes in Pregnancy in Women with Cystic Fibrosis” (Mentors: Marina Litvin, MD / Janet McGill, MD)

Moderator:  Maria Remedi, PhD, Director of NIDDK Summer Medical Student Research Program at Washington University

The summer medical research students are part of the NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity.  Medical students who have completed one or two years of medical school  and are interested in summer research can apply to up to three of the sixteen Diabetes Research Centers (DRC) throughout the United States. It is a highly competitive program and these three summer research medical students conducted their research at WashU virtually. We commend both the students and their mentors on doing such an outstanding job.  Oluwatobi, Ryan and Emily will each give a virtual presentation approximately eight minutes in length closely following the directions provided by Vanderbilt for their upcoming virtual symposium.