Peters is the director of the Westside Center for Diabetes at the University of Southern California (USC) and a professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. "Her contributions to the diabetes community and dedication to diabetes care directly support ADA's mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people living with diabetes”, said John Buse, MD, PhD, President, Medicine & Science, of the American Diabetes Association.
Peters manages two diabetes centers, one in the Beverly Hills area and one in the underserved, primarily Latino East Los Angeles, which was highlighted in the PBS series "Remaking American Medicine." She also participates in community-based diabetes and obesity prevention initiatives.
Peters' research is focused on improving the delivery of medical care to patients with diabetes, particularly in underserved populations. She is the principal investigator on several diabetes clinical trials, including a grant from the California Nutrition Network, and the National Institutes of Health-funded Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study. She is involved in numerous professional organizations and activities, and has written over 100 publications.
"I am very honored to receive this award in part because of who I'm compared to," says Peters "At USC, working with patients from both West Los Angeles and the underserved population has given me such a diverse experience, which is really unique."
MEDICA.de; Source: University of Southern California