Global Diabetes Institute

About the Global Diabetes Institute

The Global Diabetes Initiative was founded by Dr. Meredith Hawkins in 2008 to combat the global diabetes epidemic by harnessing Einstein’s strengths in research, global health, and medical education, and by building strategic global partnerships. Officially renamed the Global Diabetes Institute in 2012, the institute has established partnerships in diabetes research, integrated clinical management, and community health initiatives in India, Uganda, and other countries around the world. We believe in a spirit of collaboration and exchange of faculty, fellows, medical students, and other healthcare providers among our various partner institutions. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University that relies on the generous support of those committed to the fight against global diabetes to continue in our vital diabetes research and education programs.


Fundraisers See Firsthand How Their Support Aids Einstein Researchers

Volunteers and coordinators from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently paid a visit to Einstein to learn more about our ADA-funded research projects, in the hope of forming a better partnership between the Bronx community, researchers and ADA donors. Linda Sung, team leader at Ernst & Young and a volunteer in the ADA's "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes," program was joined by Pamela Schwartz, walk director for New York City Step Out, and Kevin Shippy, executive director of ADA Greater New York Area, during the meeting more > 

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