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HHS gala highlights research of Dr. Diana Sherifali

Apr 23, 2018

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Photo above (left to right): Diana Sherifali (Associate Professor, School of Nursing), Sandra Carroll (Acting Associate Dean and Director, School of Nursing) and Janette Panhuis, Chief Operating Officer, the Population Health Research Institute/Hamilton Health Sciences  

The research of School of Nursing associate professor Diana Sherifali was highlighted at a gala fundraising event for the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

The event took place on April 14 at Liuna Station in downtown Hamilton. 

"I'm grateful for the recognition of my research.  It was a wonderful evening," said Sherifali. 

The 2018 Gala program text reads: 

Dr. Diana Sherifali, RN, PhD, CDE

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes Care and Research Program

Diana Sherifali is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Diabetes Care and Research Program.  Her research was supported through an  Early Career Award (ECA), which enabled her to build a research program  that focuses on designing, evaluating and implementing diabetes self-care strategies to improve the lives of individuals living with type 2 diabetes. 

Diana’s unique approach to diabetes self-management through coaching has been evaluated in a larger community-based trial.  Diabetes coaching offers personalized education and support to individuals. It provides individual and population-based behaviour change monitoring and accountability that includes virtual support.  Diana’s diabetes coaching intervention will be tested soon with smartphone app technology to support education and monitoring to individuals living with diabetes.  The proposed study will also increase the reach of the coaching. Her work has garnered national and international attention in the diabetes communities.  Diana’s passion for diabetes clinical research has led to new opportunities to be the co-Author for 4 chapters of Diabetes Canada’s 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines.


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