This Diabetes Awareness Month, join us for an engaging evening with Krishana Sankar who will be highlighting some of the cutting-edge scientific research being done to combat the disease and outlining why treatments often take so long to reach patients. An avid diabetes advocate, last year Krishana started a social media campaign to raise diabetes awareness where she challenged everyone to complete #150mins of physical activity each week! Join us to find out how you can get involved in raising awareness and preventing this chronic condition.
Krishana Sankar is a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine. She is currently completing her PhD research where she combines biology and engineering to improve islet transplantation for diabetes treatment. Co-Founder of the University of Toronto Diabetes Canada Chapter, she educates the public on diabetes research, spreads diabetes awareness, and advocates on behalf of people with the disease. Additionally, she co-founded the Women of Colour in STEAMM Canada (@WoCScan), a not-for-profit organization advocating for minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Medicine across Canada. You can follow her on Instagram @beyond.the.ivory.tower and Twitter @krishanasankar.
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