DRC Seminar Series

The DRC speaker series is hosted together with the Barbara Davis Center and includes both local and visiting scientists, speaking on a broad range of diabetes topics, including T1D, T2D and related complications. 

Watch Previous Seminars

For Fall 2023, the seminar series will be held on Fridays at 12PM MT. All seminars will have a link provided for registration.
For more information, please contact Christy Vasey,

If you would like to suggest speakers for future seminars, please fill out the form on our Contact & Suggestions page. 

Friday, September 8, 2023
Joana Almaca, PhD
Assistant Professor
Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Friday, September 15, 2023 Sakeneh Zraika, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Friday, September 22, 2023
Andrew Patterson, MD
Senior Scientist, Genetics and Genome Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Friday, September 29, 2023
Gossard Forum
Rafael Arrojo e Drigo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University
Friday, October 20, 2023 Paige Geiger, PhD
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Friday, November 3, 2023
Jill Kanaley, PhD
Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
University of Missouri
Friday, November 10, 2023 Childhood Diabetes Prevention Day
Friday, November 17, 2023
*joint visit with CHCO*
Aaron Kelly, PhD
Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Co-Director, Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Friday, December 1, 2023
Julie Sneddon, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCSF School of Medicine
Diabetes Center
Friday, January 19, 2024 Maria J. Redondo, MD, PhD, MPH
Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology,
Baylor College of Medicine
Friday, February 2, 2024
Emily K. Sims, MD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Friday, February 16, 2024
*joint visit with Immunology*
Donna L. Farber, PhD
Director, Human Tissue Immunity and Disease Initiative
Chief, Division of Surgical Sciences
Columbia University
Friday, March 1, 2024
Lukas K. Tamm, PhD
Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology
and Biological Physics
Director, Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Friday, March 15, 2024
Florence Brown, MD
Assistant Professor
Co-Director Joslin and BIDMC Diabetes in Pregnancy Program
Harvard Medical School
Friday, March 29, 2024
BDC Diabetes Day Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Jane Buckner, MD
Director, Translational Research Program
President- Benaroya Research Institute
at Virginia Mason
Friday, April 12, 2024
Lu Cai, MD, PhD
Director, Pediatric Research Institute
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Friday, April 26, 2024 Roland Tisch, PhD
Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Friday, May 10, 2024
Senta Georgia, PhD
Assistant Professor
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Keck School of Medicine,
University of Southern California


DRC Research in Progress - Spring 2024

Together with the Barbara Davis Center, members of the Diabetes Research Center present their research at the weekly Research in Progress (RIP) series. 

Below are the details for our fall presentations which will be held on Mondays at 12:00pm in the Barbara Davis Center Main Conference Room 2104

Monday, January 1, 2024Holiday Break
Monday, January 8, 2024Neda Rasouli, MD
Monday, January 15, 2024MLK Day
Monday, January 22, 2024Jefferson Knight, PhD
Monday, January 29, 2024Emily Bates, PhD
Monday, February 5, 2024Claire Levitt
Monday, February 12, 2024OPEN SLOT
Monday, February 19, 2024Presidents Day / nPOD Conference
Monday, February 26, 2024Ana de la Torre Sanz, MD (Pediatrics External Guest)
Monday, March 4, 2024Nasha Rios-Guzman
Monday, March 11, 2024Alicia White, MD
Monday, March 18, 2024Spring Break
Monday, March 25, 2024Angi Li
Monday, April 1, 2024Nikki Farnsworth, PhD
Monday, April 8, 2024Catherine Nicholas
Monday, April 15, 2024Holly O'Donnell, PhD
Monday, April 22, 2024Dylan Sarbaugh
Monday, April 29, 2024Jordan Jacobelli, PhD
Monday, May 6, 2024Maigen Bethea, PhD



Endocrine Research Conference

The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes holds its weekly research conferences on Wednesdays from 11 AM-12 PM via Zoom. 

Diabetes virtual seminarVirtual Diabetes Series

The University of Colorado DRC has teamed up with the NIDDK Diabetes Centers at Vanderbilt University, Indiana University School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Washington, and the North Carolina Diabetes Research Center to host a virtual seminar series. 

The virtual seminar series will be held on Wednesdays at 12pm. Speaker and registration information can be found here

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