Speaker's BiographyFrancine Kaufman
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Global Medical, Clinical and Health Affairs, Medtronic Diabetes
Francine Kaufman is chief medical officer and vice president of global clinical, medical and health affairs at Medtronic Diabetes in Northridge, Calif. Until 2009 she was director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center and head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Kaufman is a distinguished professor emerita of pediatrics and communications at the Keck School of Medicine and the Annenberg School of Communications of the University of Southern California, and an attending physician at Childrens Hospital. She has published more than 220 peer-reviewed and invited publications. In 2005, her book, "Diabesity," was published by Bantam. Kaufman was chair of the National Institutes of Health-funded Studies to Treat (the TODAY Trial) and Prevent (the HEALTHY Trial) Type 2 Diabetes in Youth (STOPP-T2). She was a principal investigator of TrialNet, a multinational consortium evaluating ways to prevent Type 1 diabetes, funded by the NIH. She was instrumental in banning sodas from the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2003.