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David Horwitz
Dr. David L. Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D. (Chief of Scientific Board).

Dr. David Horwitz, M.D., PhD, has over 40 years of experience in the field of diabetes and endocrinology. His clinical and academic career includes faculty positions in the medical schools at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, where he was clinical professor of medicine and adjunct associate professor of nutrition and medical dietetics. In addition to teaching and patient care, David acted as Global Chief Medical Officer of the Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute and as Vice President, Worldwide Clinical Affairs & Evidence Based Medicine at LifeScan, Inc.

Tessa G. Lebinger, M.D.

Tessa G. Lebinger, M.D., is a former FDA Medical Officer in the division of Chemistry and Toxicology, Office of In-Vitro Diagnostics, Center for Devices at Radiological Health. She is also a board certified Pediatrician and Pediatric Endocrinologist. At the FDA she had extensive experience in the review of glycemic marker tests and in the evaluation of protocols to support FDA clearance of these tests.

Alan Carter
Alan Carter, PharmD.


Alan W Carter, PharmD, is the Chair of the Kansas Diabetes Action Council. He has over 20 years of experience directing multi-state business operations for a chain of community pharmacies, clinical pharmacy practice, and hospital pharmacy practice. Dr. Carter has been responsible for multisite management of clinical trials for the evaluation and design of biologic metabolic markers and medical devices. He has provided disease management/formulary consulting for employers, health care plans, and biotech companies. Dr. Carter's expertise has been used by companies such as Argus Health Systems, Children's Mercy Family Health Partners, Johnson & Johnson Lifescan Division, LXN, Lockheed Martin Aerospace, and the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

Vernon Roohk
H. Vernon Roohk, Ph.D.


H. Vernon Roohk, Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience as a biomedical and bioengineering researcher and consultant. He is currently the Principal Scientist (Physiology) at American ImmunoTech and holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He has published widely in his research specialties and holds several patents.

Saul Ship
Saul Ship, Ph.D.


Saul Ship, Ph.D., has almost 25 years of marketing and management experience in the Diagnostics industry, including 14 years with Bayer/Miles. He began his industrial career as Educational Director in Canada, and held several Marketing positions including three years as International Marketing Director for Urinalysis Systems in Paris. His company, Ship & Associates, has worked with many Diagnostics companies as well as Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies

Pamela Constock
Pamela Comstock, R.Ph.; M.B.A.


Pamela Comstock, R.Ph.; M.B.A., received her Registered Pharmacist degree from Brighton University, Brighton, England; and her Masters of Business Administration from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, California. She has over 15 years of clinical and business pharmacy experience as Corporate Director of Pharmacy for many healthcare companies including hospital, home infusion, dialysis, managed care and more recently outpatient and retail pharmacy. Her extensive entrepreneurial experience includes strategic development and implementation of clinical programs and management of pharmacy operations, as well as business development and marketing plans for related pharmacy services and products.

Omar Ali
Dr. Omar Ali, M.D.


Dr. Omar Ali, M.D., is a professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His previous practice includes the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California, and the UCLA-Mattel Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, California. He received his medical training from the King Edward Medical College Lahore, Pakistan.

Salim Aziz
Dr. Salim Aziz, M.D., F.A.C.S


Dr. Salim Aziz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Clinical Professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in the Department of Surgery at George Washington University Hospital, in Washington, D.C. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of the University of London, and has held clinical, research and academic positions at Stanford University, the University of California San Diego, the University of Washington and the University of Colorado. He has published and lectured in a wide range of research in his field, including transplantation and atherosclerosis, and is currently investigating the cardiometabolic complications of diabetes, especially in patients undergoing cardiovascular-related surgery.

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