Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Georgeanna Klingensmith, MD Biography

Title:
Director of Pediatric Clinics at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“A meta-analysis of selected studies suggested that children with diabetes are 60% more likely to have had an early exposure to cow’s milk than nondiabetic children…

The environmental factors suspected of triggering Beta-cell autoimmunity that we discussed above-entroviruses and cow’s milk-have also been linked to the onset of clinical diabetes.”

“Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes,” Diabetes Spectrum, 1997

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Pediatric Clinics, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1994-present
  • Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certified, Subspeciality Board of Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Member, National Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association, 2000–2003
  • Member, Research Policy Committee, American Diabetes Association, 2002–2003
  • Recipient, American Diabetes Association Women of Valor Award, 2002
  • Member, Professional Practice Committee, American Diabetes Association, 1999–2001
  • Recipient, American Diabetes Association National Award for Outstanding Contributions to Diabetes in Youth
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 1974–1976
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 1973–1974
  • Residency, Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 1972–1973
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical Center, 1971–1972
Education:
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1971
  • BA, Mt. Holyoke College, 1966
Other:
  • None found