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Team Members

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) convened the Diabetes Roundtable in April 2006, to discuss ways to improve outcomes for type 2 diabetes. The multidisciplinary group of health care professionals includes experts in endocrinology, diabetes education, primary care and behavioral science. A grant from Merck & Co., Inc. supports the Roundtable.


Susan Cornell, Pharm.D., B.S., C.D.M., C.D.E.
Midwestern University

Susan Cornell, Pharm.D., B.S., C.D.M., C.D.E.Susan Ann Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDE, CDM is a clinical pharmacy consultant and certified diabetes educator, specializing in community and ambulatory care practice.

Dr. Cornell also is the assistant director of experiential education and an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove, Illinois.

She has over 18 years of practice in community pharmacy where she practiced as a clinical pharmacist, and a diabetes educator and preceptor, as well as the coordinator of Dominick’s Pharmacy Diabetes Self-Management Education program which received ADA recognition in December of 2001.

Dr. Cornell received her bachelor of pharmacy at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in 1986 and her Doctor of Pharmacy at Midwestern University in May of 2002.

Dr. Cornell has published, contributed to and has been featured in numerous publications, such as, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Advances In Pharmacy, Illinois Pharmacist, Drug Topics, Pharmacy Times and The Diabetes Educator. She is also actively involved in several research projects.

Edwin Fisher, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Edwin Fisher, PhDFocusing on health behavior for the past 25 years, Dr. Fisher’s research has examined prevention, chronic disease management, and psychosocial factors in asthma, cancer, diabetes, and smoking, with a strong emphasis on extensions to disadvantaged populations. His work also has emphasized peer and community interventions and, connected to these, key characteristics of social support in health and well being. He currently serves as National Program Director for the Diabetes Initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Initiative uses an ecological approach to integrate individual, group, organizational, and community influences on self management in 14 primary care and community settings serving disadvantaged populations.

From 1980-2005, Dr. Fisher served as Associate Director of Washington University's NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research and Training Center, and from 1997-2005, as Associate Director of Washington University's NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Fisher has served on numerous national scientific and advisory panels including the Pulmonary Disease Advisory Committee of the NHLBI, the National Interagency Council on Smoking or Health (chair), and the national board and executive committee of the American Lung Association. He also has served as President and, from 1976 to 2005, board member of the American Lung Association of Missouri. He currently serves as President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and as Treasurer of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Silvio Inzucchi, M.D.
Yale University

Silvio E. Inzucchi, MDDr. Inzucchi received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in the Bronx, NY and his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and his post-doctoral Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Yale-New Haven Hospital, in New Haven, CT. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, where he serves as Clinical Director of the Section of Endocrinology and Director of the Fellowship Training Program in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is also Attending Physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he is the Director of the Yale Diabetes Center. Dr. Inzucchi has been an invited lecturer both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including diabetes, lipid disorders and pituitary disease. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 manuscripts, textbook chapters, and abstracts, some published in the foremost medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. His practical booklet on diabetes management, “The Yale Diabetes Center Diabetes Facts & Guidelines” has an annual circulation in excess of 75,000 copies. Dr. Inzucchi’s current research interests include the connection between type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular complications; the evaluation of the asymptomatic diabetic patient for coronary artery disease; and the inpatient management of hyperglycemia.

S. Sethu K. Reddy, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.P.
Cleveland Clinic

S. Sethu Reddy, MDS. Sethu K. Reddy, MD, is chairman and program director of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Dr. Reddy's areas of medical interest are the epidemiology of diabetes and its complications, and clinical endocrinology (particularly obesity and thyroid disorders). In addition, he serves as adjunct associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Dr. Reddy has written or co-authored more than 60 articles and book chapters on various aspects of endocrinology and has prepared abstracts of more than 40 research projects. Dr. Reddy is also an associate editor of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine and has lectured extensively on the management of diabetes and its complications, as well as heart disease, obesity, thyroid disease, and other topics.

Dr. Reddy is chairman of the Coding Committee for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) in internal medicine and also in endocrinology and metabolism. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.

Dr. Reddy has received several honors and awards, including two awards for teaching. In 1990 he was chosen First Alternate for the American College of Physicians Teaching & Research Award, and in 1992 he received the Department of Medicine Excellence Award in Teaching. He was also the Nova Scotia Medical Research Foundation Scholar from 1991-1994.

Donna Rice, M.B.A., R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E.
Botsford General Hospital, Center For Health Improvement

Donna Rice, MBA, RN, BSN, CDEDonna Rice was sworn in as president-elect of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) on August 13, 2005. In her role, she serves on the Executive Committee, providing leadership to AADE, a multi-disciplinary organization of more than 11,000 health professionals dedicated to providing and advocating for quality diabetes self-management training. She will assume the role of president in August 2006.

Donna Rice is presently a Wellness Program Manager for the Botsford General Hospital (Health Development Network) in Novi, Michigan. Additionally, Ms. Rice acts as a Consultant for Wellness, Diabetes Management and Care, Men's Health, Sexual Dysfunction, and Nursing Care.

Ms. Rice received her Registered Nurses Diploma from Saint Anne's Hospital School of Nursing (Chicago) in 1973. Ms. Rice completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1976 from the Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. She also received a Master in Business Administration from Baker College of Business in Flint, Michigan.

Ms. Rice has been involved with Diabetes Management for the past 20 years. Among many accomplishments, Ms. Rice created a program focusing on men's health issues which concentrates on erectile dysfunction and prostate disease. Ms. Rice has chaired a National Task force and developed a national program on erectile dysfunction for the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is frequently called upon to speak on the topic of diabetes education and has authored many publications on erectile dysfunction as it relates to diabetes, as well as numerous publications on diabetes care.

Doron Schneider, M.D.
Abington Memorial Hospital

Doron Schneider, M.D.

Doron Schneider is Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency and Medical Director of the Ambulatory Services Unit. Following graduation from the New Jersey Medical School, he completed a Primary Care Track Residency in Internal Medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Dr. Schneider is Founder of Community 2000, a community outreach and educational program in Newark, N.J. sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider is Medical Director of the Ambulatory Service Unit and Anticoagulation Clinic. In addition to his responsibilities at Abington, Dr. Schneider is the health reporter for WPVI-TV (ABC).