2024 Virtual Speakers

Please see below for our list of speakers for the 2024 Virtual Diabetes Symposium on Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8. This activity is intended for Delaware accredited school nurses, dietitians and CDCESs to receive continuing education credits. It is also open to all educators with students with diabetes in their classroom.

Kimberly Bautista, MPH | University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

For the past 21 years I have been fortunate enough to work alongside world-renowned researchers at the Barbara Davis Center (BDC).  I began my career at the BDC working in the lab processing samples for the Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young (DAISY).  I began my clinical research career with the DAISY study in 2003 and with The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study in 2004.  In 2014, I became the study coordinator for the pilot study entitled the “Feasibility of Screening for Childhood Diabetes and Celiac Disease in a Pediatric Clinic”.  This position allowed me to explore the challenges of translating years of research to a practical setting.  I led the efforts to establish relationships with providers at a private clinical practice to gain their trust in our study staff and to establish their support and partnership to achieve our study goals. The final study outcomes were achieved and allowed for further expansion of the study to create the Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) program. In 2016, I became the study coordinator for the ASK Education and Monitoring program while also pursuing my Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.  While continuing in my role as the study coordinator for the ASK Education and Monitoring program, in 2021 I was promoted to a Research Instructor faculty position, and I became the study coordinator for the Ask the Experts program.  Utilizing my expertise in pre-symptomatic type 1 diabetes, I have helped lead the efforts to establish a program to support and guide health care providers and families interested in type 1 diabetes antibody screening and those needing assistance on how to monitor people at risk for type 1 diabetes across the nation.

Sarah Ogilvie, DNP APRN FNP-C PHN CPHQ | Minnesota State University, Mankato, School of Nursing

Sarah started her nursing career in the mid-Atlantic region and received her BSN at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Sarah worked for 11 years at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital at the Neonatal ICU. She also worked as a Licensed School Nurse in the Minnetonka Public Schools, in Minnetonka Minnesota,  before receiving her FNP/DNP degree at Minnesota State University – Mankato, in 2022. Sarah now works as an Assistant Professor at MSU- Mankato, and also serves as the Clinical Coordinator at Health Commons at Pond. This is a free and charitable school-based health center in the Bloomington Public Schools, a first ring suburb of Minneapolis. This clinic serves a diverse population of school-aged children, and provides an important resource for the school nurses in the Bloomington Public Schools. This clinic is run as a partnership between the school district and MSU Mankato. Sarah also has a part time clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Sarah is interested in family nursing, diabetes care for children, and health promotion, as well as healthcare quality improvement.

Ha Phan, PharmD, CDCDES, BCACP | University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Dr. Ha Phan is a current Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. She obtained her PharmD from the University of Maryland and completed residency training at both Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. During her training and PharmD education she developed an interest in serving the pediatric population and working with chronic diseases that affect the pediatric population. From observation, patients often are anxious about leaving their pediatric provider whom they may have seen for the last ten or more years. Dr. Phan is committed to making the process of transitioning from a pediatric provider to an adult provider more transparent and gradual specifically in pediatric endocrinology which is one of the areas of her practice. Additionally, she practices in chronic disease management at Med/Peds at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and within pediatric weight management.  

Kimber Simmons, MD, MS | University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

Dr. Kimber Simmons is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. Her research career is focused on characterizing individuals from ethnically diverse populations who are in both early and clinical stages of type 1 diabetes and translating research findings into clinical practice. She leads the Ask the Experts Program, which serves a national resource for type 1 diabetes confirmation and monitoring of children who have a positive screening test. Recognizing the need for informed guidance when interpreting screening tests, she holds a grant to compare autoantibody results between the most utilized clinical islet autoantibody laboratories in the United States. As one of the primary investigators for the BDC Prevention Team, she is also an active investigator in type 1 diabetes prevention and intervention trials (including site PI for Protect). Finally, she directs the early type 1 diabetes clinic and clinical immunotherapy program at the Barbara Davis Center where patients are evaluated for and administered early stage T1D immunotherapies (i.e., Tzield).