Panelists- Diabetes


Richard S. Surwit, Ph.D., ABPP, FAClinP
Chief, Division of Medical Psychology and Vice Chairman for Research
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Richard S. Surwit, Ph.D, received his doctorate in clinical Psychology from McGill University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School where he later served as Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology (FAClinPsy). Dr. Surwit is currently Professor and Chief of the Division of Medical Psychology, Vice Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and co-director of the Behavioral Endocrinology Clinic at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Surwit is recognized as a world renowned authority on stress and health. He has extensively studied the role that emotions and personality play in blood sugar control, as well as the basic biological mechanisms of obesity and type 2 diabetes. He is past-president of the Society for Behavioral Medicine and is the recipient of a Research Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health as well as Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Academy for Behavioral Medicine Research. He has authored and edited four books including the forthcoming Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution, to be published by The Free Press early in 2004.

Barry A. Bunting, Pharm. D.
Clinical Manager, Diabetes & Health Education Center
Asheville Project Coordinator
Mission Hospitals
Barry Bunting is a Clinical Manager in the Diabetes & Health Education Center of Mission Hospitals, a 800 bed two-hospital health system in Asheville, North Carolina. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has coordinated the award winning “Asheville Project” for over nine years. This employer-sponsored community-based diabetes program uses diabetes educators and specially trained community pharmacists to provide the extra attention that many people with diabetes need to more successfully manage their condition. With the support of the employer community people with diabetes are overcoming cost, assess, and knowledge barriers. And their health plans are experiencing lower health care costs.

Robert J. Tanenberg, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
At the Brody School of Medicine, he serves as Medical Director of the E.C.U. Diabetes and Obesity Center and Director of the Clinical Diabetes Fellowship . He also directs the East Carolina University-Diabetes Research Center for Clinical Trials where is a principal investigator for numerous diabetes research studies. Dr. Tanenberg is board certified in internal medicine, and in endocrinology and metabolism. With special interests including insulin therapy, Type 1 diabetes, and treatment of patients with diabetic neuropathy and severe insulin resistance, Dr. Tanenberg has authored over 100 articles and abstracts, and has been published in scientific journals including Diabetes, Metabolism, Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics and the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. He is an editor for Diabetes Health and lectures throughout the country on the treatment of diabetes and the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications. Dr. Tanenberg is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians . He is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Jan Nicollerat, MSN ,APRN-BC, ADM, CDE
DIrector, Duke University's Adult Diabetes Education Program
Jan Nicollerat received her nursing diploma from Barnes Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her undergraduate nursing degree from St. Louis University and her graduate nursing degree from the University of Tennessee's Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis, TN. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau , the national nursing honor society, the American Diabetes Association , and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Jan is a certified diabetes educator and has completed board certification as both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Advanced diabetes Management from the American Nurses Credentialing Center( ANCC) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators AADE). Her practices as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in diabetes as well as Director of Duke Medical Center's Adult Diabetes Education Program. She is a member of the North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council and serves a professional mentor, speaker and community advocate for diabetes.

Dr. Thomas O'Connell
Endocrinologist, UNC-CH
College: University of Notre Dame Med School: University of North Carolina Residency: University of Cincinnati Fellowship (Diabetes training) UNC I am 37 years old. Have dedicated a large part of my life to diabetes. I have spent many years at the North Carolina Diabetes camp starting as a counselor when in college and later as a provider. Currently I see patients at the UNC Diabetes Care Center 4 days per week. Particular interest is in Type 1 Diabetes and insulin pumps but also w/ Type 2 and obesity. Name and title should appear as: Tom O'Connell, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine UNC Diabetes Care Center

More Experts

Kimberly C. Hanchette, MEd, CDE
Founder & Executive Director, Diabetes
Management Solutions
4100 Converse Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609
p. 919-781-6664 f. 919-781-5374

Lisa Nappi, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Open Door Clinic, Raleigh, NC
(919) 381-1972.

Laura Pennington, RN, BSN, MTS
Nurse Clinician, Diabetes Educator
Duke Adult Diabetes Education Program

Phyllis Smith, RD, LDN
Extension Agent
Family and Consumer Education
North Carolina State University
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Chatham County Center
PO Box 279
Pittsboro, NC  27312
Phone:  919.542.8202  FAX:  919.542.8246
Jenny Hutto
Executive Director
American Diabetes Association
Eastern North and South Carolina Market
2418 Blue Ridge Road
Suite 206
Raleigh, NC 27607

Marilyn Sparling, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE
Registered and licensed dietitian
Certified Diabetes Educator
Duke University Hospital
Outpatient Endocrinology Division.
Phone: 668.1668

Jean C. Litton, RN, CDE
Duke Medical Center
Pediatric Diabetes Program
Box 3080
Durham, NC  27710
Voice Mail:  919-684-6645
Fax#:  919-681-6074