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Dr. Craig Wierum, MD
Dr. Craig Wierum currently serves as director of the Heritage Diabetes Center in Nashville, Tennessee. His chief areas of interest include diabetes, thyroid disease, thyroid ultrasound, calcium disorders, and Vitamin D. He has served as the Primary Investigator for several clinical trials utilizing insulin and GLP-1 hormone and maintains an adjunctive appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A magna cum laude from Duke University in 1984, Wierum received his Medical Degree from the University of North Carolina. He completed his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University, and he was chief resident in medicine with the University of Tennessee. He completed his fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Vanderbilt University in 1995.
Dr. Nidhi Gupta, MD
Dr. Nidhi Gupta is a Pediatric Endocrinologist, and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of KAP Pediatric Endocrinology in Franklin, Tennessee. She is the recipient of 4 Young Investigator Awards for research and author of 31 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She has also served as presenter at international, national, regional, and local medical conferences related to pediatrics, endocrinology, and quality improvement. In addition, Dr. Gupta works with local schools and in the community to help provide education designed to help improve individuals’ quality of health.
Dr. Sylvie Akohoue, Ph.D.
Dr. Sylvie Akohoue is an Associate Professor and a researcher in the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee. She received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, in 2003 and in 2007, joined the Meharry faculty after completing her postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Akohoue’s work focuses on improving nutrition literacy for adults with diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Her work also includes addressing diabetes-related health disparities. She is a member of the Meharry Community Engagement Core (CEC), leads the core Community-Academic Partnership component, and is currently a co-investigator on the Meharry CDC-1815 program, which focuses on increasing access to and participation in diabetes self-management and diabetes prevention services in underserved areas in Davidson County.