South Africa’s First Lady Madam Dr. Bongi Ngema-Zuma visits the CCDTR

June 25, 2015 – Yesterday, the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, in conjunction with the Kovler Diabetes Center, met with Madam Dr. Bongi Ngema-Zuma, the First Lady of South Africa, to discuss to impact of diabetes in South Africa and a potential collaboration between the CCDTR and the Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation. Having lost her mother to Type 2 Diabetes, Bongi Ngema-Zumi started the foundation in 2010 in an effort to raise awareness in South Africa as well as to serve as an education and support resource for those living with diabetes. During the visit, CCDTR Associate Directors Dr. Monica Peek, Dr. Elbert Huang, and Dr. Deborah Burnet and CCDTR investigator Dr. Arshiya Baig also shared their own work with Madam Ngema-Zuma. To learn more about the Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation, visit:

CCDTR presentation - MPeek    Madam Dr. Bongi Ngema-Zuma    DBurnet Presenting Group Photo

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