Speakers

John Anderson, Shana Cunningham, Mark DeBoer, Holly Divine, Amy Fischl, John Fowlkes, Angela Hepner, Laura Hieronymus, Elizabeth Holden, Brooke Hudspeth, Evangelia Kalaitzoglou, Jessica McMaine, Alba Morales Pozzo, Maggie Murphy, L Raymond Reynolds, Stephanie Rose, Leslie Scott, Sheri Setser, W Jackson Smith, Lisa Tannock, Kathryn Thrailkill

John Anderson, MD

Internal Medicine & Diabetes
The Frist Clinic
Nashville, TN

Dr. John E. Anderson practices internal medicine and diabetes at the Frist Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. He has served as a past President of the 38 member multi-specialty clinic and has served leadership roles at Centennial Medical Center, a 670 bed HCA tertiary care referral hospital. He has served as Chair of the Department of Medicine for two separate terms and has been a member and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Centennial.

Dr. Anderson has served as a long-time volunteer for the American Diabetes Association both locally and nationally. He has participated on multiple committees and tasks forces, and was Chair of National Advocacy. He has served two separate terms on the National Board of Directors for the ADA, as well as three years on the Executive Committee. In 2013, he received the Banting Medal for Service as President of Medicine and Science for the ADA.

In addition to his primary care practice, Dr. Anderson continues to consult lecture both nationally and internationally, with a focus on improving the care of people with diabetes in the primary care setting.

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Shana Cunningham, MSN, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM,CDE

Diabetes Education Service Coordinator
Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Shana Cunningham is a master licensed diabetes educator, board certified in advanced diabetes management, and a certified diabetes educator. She has a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Eastern Kentucky University (2004) and a master of science in nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan University (2013). Shana has actively practiced diabetes education for approximately 10 years. She is currently a Diabetes Education Service Coordinator for UK HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

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Mark DeBoer, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Dr. DeBoer is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Virginia. There, he is a researcher with the Center for Diabetes Technology, a multi-disciplinary group focused on developing technological means of improving diabetes care. Dr. DeBoer has a strong interest in adapting artificial pancreas systems and remote monitoring systems for use in children. He also is involved in research evaluating the metabolic syndrome as a predictor of future type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in children and adults. Dr. DeBoer and his colleague Dr. Matthew Gurka have designed a sex- and race/ethnicity-specific metabolic syndrome severity score (http://mets.health-outcomes-policy.ufl.edu/calculator/) that is associated with future risk.

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Holly Divine, PharmD, CGP, CDE

Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Divine coordinates the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences and is the Residency Program Director for the UK College of Pharmacy PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program. In addition to her role in experiential education, she teaches and coordinates endocrine course in the curriculum. She is a 2015 recipient of the UK Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award and a 2010 recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award.

Dr. Divine has practiced in ambulatory care for over 15 years and currently provides medication therapy management focusing on diabetes care at Bluegrass Community Health Center, a Federally-Qualified Health Center and accredited Patient-Centered Medical Home, in Lexington, Kentucky. Previously, she was the co-founder of the PharmacistCARE program, a recipient of the 2008 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Best Practices Award and 2005 APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award.

Dr. Divine serves as the Chair of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Ambulatory Care Specialty Council. In addition to being a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, she is also a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

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Amy Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
Program Coordinator-Teen Transition Program
The University of Chicago Medicine
Kovler Diabetes Center
Chicago, Illinois

Amy Hess-Fischl is an advanced practice dietitian and coordinator for Kovler’s Teen InTransit program, a unique diabetes program for adolescents and teens with diabetes. She speaks internationally on diabetes topics including children and teens with diabetes, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.

Amy graduated with her masters in Clinical Dietetics from Mount Mary College. She was awarded the 2009 Diabetes Educator of the Year, Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group from the American Dietetic Association.

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John Fowlkes, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
Director
Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr John Fowlkes earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Duke University Medical Center Durham NC He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Endocrinology

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Angela Hepner, Med, RD, LD, MLDE, CDE, CDTC

Certified Diabetes Educator
Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Angela Hepner completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics at the University of Kentucky. She has a master’s degree in adult and higher Education from Morehead State University. Angela has worked at UK HealthCare in pediatric endocrinology since 2008.

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Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE

Associate Director
Education & Quality Services
Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Laura Hieronymus earned her doctor of nursing practice degree, a master’s degree in allied health and education, and bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She is board-certified in advanced diabetes management, a master licensed diabetes educator, as well as a certified diabetes educator. Laura is also a fellow of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She served as diabetes educator of the year for the American Association of Diabetes Educators in 2006-2007.

She is an Associate Editor for Diabetes Spectrum, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Diabetes Association and serve on the editorial board for Diabetes Self-Management, a consumer-focused magazine for people with diabetes.

Expertise includes patient and family education across the lifespan for individuals with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, diabetes and pregnancy, older adults with diabetes as well as pediatric patients with diabetes. Additional areas of interest include interdisciplinary clinical and collaborative practice, professional education programs, and medical communications.

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Elizabeth Holden, MSN, RN, MLDE, CDE

Certified Diabetes Educator
Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Beth Holden is a certified diabetes educator. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Beth continued her education in graduate studies at Bellarmine College in Louisville, earning a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 40 years and a certified diabetes educator for 20 years.

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Brooke Hudspeth, PharmD

Clinical Diabetes Care Pharmacist
Kroger Pharmacy
Program Coordinator
Kroger's American Diabetes Association
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Brooke Hudspeth is a clinical diabetes care pharmacist for Kroger Pharmacy and serves as the Program Coordinator for Kroger’s American Diabetes Association–recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education Program and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2007. Upon graduation, Dr. Hudspeth completed a postgraduate (PGY1) residency with an emphasis in community care with the University of Kentucky and Kroger Pharmacy. Dr. Hudspeth’s practice interests include medication therapy management and disease state management, particularly diabetes.

In addition to her clinical practice activities, Dr. Hudspeth is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She serves as a preceptor for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy/Kroger Community Pharmacy Residency Program. She also is on the faculty of the American Pharmacists Association’s certificate training program The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care.

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Evangelia Kalaitzoglou, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky
College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Evangelia Kalaitzoglou received her medical degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. She trained as a fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Kalaitzoglou practices in the Kentucky Clinic and her clinical interests include general Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Bone diseases. She is also interested in teaching medical students and residents and is actively involved in basic research exploring the effects of obesity and glucose intolerance/diabetes.

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Jessica McMaine, BSN, RN, LDE

Certified Diabetes Educator
Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Jessica McMaine has completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. She worked as a bedside nurse prior to becoming a part of the Pediatric Endocrinology team. Jessica has worked with the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center since 2015.

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Alba Morales Pozzo, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Alba E. Morales Pozzo received her medical degree at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras and then completed a residency at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Fla. She then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville.

Dr. Morales Pozzo is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Endocrinology.

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Maggie Murphy, PhD, RD, LD

Pediatric Renal Dietitian
UK Children's Hospital
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Maggie Murphy joined Pediatric Nephrology at UK’s Children Hospital last summer as their first Registered Dietitian. Maggie came to the division with previous experience in obesity and diabetes research, specifically how early life stress such as child abuse and neglect can predispose an individual to develop metabolic syndrome including hypertension in adulthood. She has been a registered dietitian for 7 years and is excited to bring her passion of helping children and families develop balanced lifestyles by utilizing a combined behavioral weight management approach in order to experience healthy relationships with their bodies, food, and their emotions.

Maggie’s educational background includes a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and an MS in Dietetics Administration from the University of Kentucky. She obtained a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida.

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L Raymond Reynolds, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU

Professor of Emeritus
Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Reynolds is a Professor Emeritus of in the Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He served as Chairman of the Inpatient Glycemic Control Committee from 2005-2017. He was Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program from 2007-2017 and received the Abraham Flexner award for excellence in teaching. He has been an investigator in multiple clinical research trials involving diabetes and obesity therapies.

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Stephanie Rose, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Rose is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and a received her Diplomate in Obesity Medicine from the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2014. After completing her residency in Internal Medicine, she completed a General Medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Rose’s work in obesity includes a running a weight management program at UK which focuses primarily on individualized lifestyle and behavioral management as well as dietitian support. Over the past two years Dr. Rose has been working with subspecialists to focus on improving outcomes in patients with diseases related to obesity. Dr. Rose focuses her clinical research on obesity care in the primary care setting and maintains a database of her weight management patients in order to study their outcomes.

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Leslie Scott, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, CDE, MLDE

Associate Professor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
DNP Track Coordinator
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Leslie Scott received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Gardner Webb University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky. She completed her doctorate degree in nursing, also from UK, in 2004. Her dissertation work focused on the presence of acanthosis nigricans and other risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes among elementary school-aged children. Dr. Scott is an associate professor in the College of Nursing, where she serves as coordinator for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner BSN-PhD Track. She is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner with more than 20 years' experience as a certified diabetes educator. Her clinical practice is in the pediatric endocrinology clinic at UK. She has provided care to children with diabetes for more than 18 years and has attended numerous diabetes camps over the years. Dr. Scott received the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from the College of Nursing in 2007. She received the Outstanding Community Service Award-Camp Hendon from the Bluegrass Leadership Council in 2006, and Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Diabetes Association in 2002. She also received the Diabetes Educator of the Year Award in 1999 and 2003 from the Kentucky Chapter of the American Diabetes Association and Kentucky Lion's Club.

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Sheri Setser, MS, RD, LD, MLDE, CDE

Registered Dietitian
Certified Diabetes Educator
Adult Endocrinology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Sheri Setser-Legg is a registered dietitian with over twenty years of experience and a certified diabetes educator for over 15 years. She completed her undergraduate degree at Morehead State University with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. Sheri attended the University of Kentucky for her graduate work, earning an MS in Exercise Physiology. She has worked in adult endocrinology at UK for sixteen years.

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W Jackson Smith, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Department of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

W. Jackson Smith received his medical degree from Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. He then completed a fellowship at University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill.

Smith is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics in Endocrinology.

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Lisa Tannock, MD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine
Associate Chair
Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky
College of Medicine
VA Staff
Veterans Affairs
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Tannock is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine and Associate Chair for Administration for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky, and a VA staff physician. She obtained her MD and Internal Medicine training at the University of Toronto, Canada, then completed a fellowship in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition at the University of Washington. Dr. Tannock was recruited to the University of Kentucky in 2004. She is a physician-scientist who divides her time between clinical activities, administration and research, with a focus on diabetes and dyslipidemia.

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Kathryn Thrailkill, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Barnstable Brown Endowed Chair
Pediatric Diabetes Research
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Kathryn Thrailkill, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at UK HealthCare, and the Barnstable Brown Endowed Chair in Pediatric Diabetes Research. She received her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and completed her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. She joined the faculty of the UK College of Medicine in 2015, following a previous appointment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2002-2014. Her current research interests are focused on the pathophysiology of diabetic bone disease.

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