Dr. Alison Moy Gives UNH Lecture on Diabetes April 20

Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations

April 14, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. -- In celebration of National Medical Laboratory Week, the University of New Hampshire Department of Animal, Nutritional and Medical Laboratory Sciences Program is sponsoring a lecture by Alison A. Moy, M.D., medical director at Liberty Mutual.

Dr. Moy's lecture is titled "The Diabetes Story." It takes place Tuesday, April 20, 2004, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Spaulding Life Science Building, Room G70. Light refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome.

Just over 80 years ago, the discovery and implementation of insulin therapy changed the lives of diabetics from facing a universally fatal disease to one that required long-term follow-up care. Dr. Moy's presentation will discuss the historical perspective of insulin therapy, the data that supports the benefits of glycemic control on complications and mortality, the relationship between obesity and diabetes, and current therapies in development that are likely to impact the management of the disease.

With a background in employer insurance and a private endocrinology practice, Dr. Moy currently holds the position of medical director at Liberty Mutual Insurance where her primary duties include calculating mortality ratios of health risks. The focus of her research is on diabetes, heart disease, obesity and hyperlipidemia.

For more information, please contact the MLS Program at (603) 862-1376.