Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Pharmacologic Therapy of Type 2 Diabetes: Searching for the Evidence

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, November 21, 2013

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Jill P. Crandall, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology
Director, Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit

Dr. Jill Crandall is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she is director of the Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit and a principal investigator for several NIH funded clinical studies, including the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcome Study (for which she holds several national leadership positions, including Executive Committee membership), Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes (GRADE) and The Testosterone Trial. She is co-director of the Clinical Research Methodology Unit of the Diabetes Research & Training Center and Clinical Core director for the LonGenity Study of the genetic basis for exceptional longevity. Her research interests focus on age-related changes in glucose metabolism and the relationship between hyperglycemia and cardiovascular risk. Dr. Crandall has served on several NIH grant review panels and is active as a journal reviewer, including as Associate Editor of the Journal of Gerontology (2005-2012) and member of the editorial board for the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.

Dr. Crandall is an attending physician at the Montefiore Diabetes clinic and maintains an active consultative practice in Endocrinology at the Einstein faculty practice.

Dr. Crandall completed her medical training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and both internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Following fellowship, she worked at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital (with Dr. Xavier Pi-Sunyer) and then Mt. Sinai School of Medicine before being recruited to Einstein in 2001.

M. Diane McKee, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Social Medicine
Director, NYC Research and Improvement Networking Group (NYCRING)
Co-Director, Division of Research
Department of Family and Social Medicine

Dr. M. Diane McKee is an Associate Professor of Family & Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, and Co-Director of the Division of Research of the DFSM. She is founding director of the New York City Research and Improvement Networking Group (NYC RING) practice-based research network. She completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University, then obtained her MD from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (1989). She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (1992) and a fellowship in academic family medicine at Montefiore (1996). She was a member of the inaugural class of the Clinical Research Training Program completing her Masters in 2002.

Dr. McKee is an active primary care clinician (at MMG-Williamsbridge) and a former medical director of an urban health center. She is an experienced primary care researcher, having served as principal investigator or collaborator for numerous projects involving interventions in the urban primary care setting. Particular areas of focus include use of mixed qualitative and quantitative methods for intervention development and evaluation, evaluation of chronic disease interventions and practice transformation initiatives. She is Co-PI of the Einstein site of GRADE with Dr. Crandall, and serves as co-Chair of the Recruitment and Retention Committee of the GRADE national study.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review current drug treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes
  2. Understand the limitations of current evidence base for clinical decision making in type 2 diabetes
  3. Become familiar with current comparative effectiveness research designed to address gaps in current knowledge base

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes)

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