Meet the 2011 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge Team

Contest Organizers:

Sophia Chang, Director of the California HealthCare Foundation’s (CHCF) Better Chronic Disease Care program

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Richard Jackson, MD, Director of Medical Affairs, Healthcare Services, and Strategic Initiatives at Joslin Diabetes Center

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Amy Tenderich, Journalist/Advocate and Editor-in-Chief of DiabetesMine.com; VP and Chief Patient Advocate of Alliance Health Networks

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Expert Judges:

Daniel Crowe, MD, CDE, Medical Director of the Diabetes Program at Southboro Medical Group

Daniel is a diabetologist who heads a team of three clinicians with type 1 diabetes who are pump and CGM users, himself included.

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Bernard Farrell, Software Architect, Patient Advocate, and Diabetes Technology Blogger

Bernard has had type 1 diabetes himself for over 36 years. He’s a pumper and CGM expert.

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Samantha Katz, Global Product Manager, Core Pump Systems, Medtronic Diabetes

Samantha is the Grand Prize winner of the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. She now works with Medtronic on the company’s next-generation insulin pumps.

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John Lai, Senior Design Strategist, IDEO Design

John has a background in industrial design, and has been leading strategic initiatives at IDEO since 1988.

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Robert Oringer, Co-Chairman and Board Director, AMG Medical Inc.

Robert is a diabetes industry entrepreneur and investor, father of two teenage boys with type 1 diabetes.

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Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
Owner/Clinical Director, Integrated Diabetes Services LLC

Gary is a diabetes educator, book author and motivational speaker. He’s been living with type 1 diabetes himself for over 20 years.

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John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures

John is a venture capitalist with 20 years’ experience managing, building and investing in technology and life science companies.

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