DPAC_ASKanEXPERT-300x300It is an honor to have two prominent advocates for Type 1 diabetes join us for a special Ask An Expert on March 29th at 12pm Eastern.

If you’re unfamiliar with Dr. Aaron Kowalski and Cynthia Rice and the work they do at JDRF, we’d like to take a moment to share why we’re excited.

Dr. Aaron Kowalski

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1984 (the second diagnosis in the family; his brother was diagnosed in 1977), Aaron was inspired to understand and change the world of diabetes through science. After obtaining a Ph.D in molecular genetics, he has become one of the world’s most celebrated experts in diabetes technologies, especially in the area of artificial pancreas.

At ease sharing information to both scientific and patient venues, he brings his multifaceted perspective as a scientist, advocate, and person with diabetes. When he’s not working tirelessly to change Type One into Type None, you’ll find him running (with 17 marathons under his belt!) to show the world that individuals with Type 1 can live without limits.

Dr. Kowalski is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s first Chief Mission Officer and Vice-President of Research. He’ll share his thoughts and views on Type 1 diabetes policy advocacy and the role that patients can play in helping ensure our community remains healthy – and hopeful – for better therapies and  a future cure.

Cynthia Rice, MPP

Ms. Rice has spent her entire career advocating for a better America, including positions in the White House and Senate. Since 2005, her stellar accomplishments have benefited those with Type 1 diabetes.

Currently the Senior Vice-President of JDRF for Advocacy & Policy, her focus is JDRF advocacy to Congress, the executive branch, regulatory agencies, and health plans. She received her Masters in Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley and her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

She’s worked closely with Dr. Kowalski on accelerating artificial pancreas technology and we look forward to hearing her insights on the current state of Type 1 diabetes policy and what we can do to  advocate for our community.

Join DPAC, Dr. Kowalski, and Cynthia Rice on March 29 at 12pm Eastern by registering here.