Professor Sumita Pennathur Receives Prestigious American Diabetes Association Pathway Visionary Award


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

It with great pleasure that we share the news that ME Professor Sumita Pennathur has been selected for an extremely prestigious 2017 Pathway Visionary Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The award is in response to Professor Pennathur's groundbreaking proposal entitled "Untethering Diabetes Through Innovative Engineering." This ADA Award is one of only 6 in the nation, and provides financial support at the level of $1.6M.  The proposal's abstract reads:

Achievement of good glucose control in people with diabetes depends on frequent self-monitoring of blood glucose values and appropriate adjustment and administration of therapeutics. Current developments in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) strive to provide more precise readings with convenient and pain free devices. This project aims to apply novel engineering approaches to develop a painless, minimally invasive, accurate and disposable CGM patch. Advances like these will be critical for bringing the benefits of CGM to more people with diabetes.

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Please join us in expressing our most sincere congratulations to Prof. Pennathur for this remarkable achievement!

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