Diabetes in Control speaks with top endocrinologists and other medical professionals to bring you the latest in diabetes news and research. This week, we have another exclusive interview from ADA 2017.
Aaron Kowalski, PhD is the Chief Mission Officer and Vice President of Research at JDRF. He was appointed the JDRF’s first Chief Mission officer in December 2014 and serves as a key link between JDRF and the broad diabetes community. Dr. Kowalski combines his professional experience as a scientist with his personal experience of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for over 30 years to help guide and champion JDRF’s programs focused on creating a world without T1D.
Dr. Kowalski is an internationally recognized expert in the area of diabetes technologies and has been a leader of JDRF’s Artificial Pancreas Research Project, a multimillion dollar initiative that began in 2005 to accelerate the progress toward automated insulin delivery systems. His ability to translate science into easily understandable concepts has made him a voice for diabetes research in the popular media, appearing on The Martha Stewart Show, dLife, Fox Business, and NPR, among others. He is often quoted in the print media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and People magazine.
Dr. Kowalski is a member of the JDRF PEAK Program’s expert panel and often speaks about the importance of exercise and diet in better diabetes control. While living with T1D, he has completed 17 marathons. He often shares his insights on exercise and diabetes on Twitter (@aaronjkowalski). He earned his doctorate in molecular genetics from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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To read the transcript of the full interview, click here.