Elizabeth Seaquist, MD
President-Elect, Medicine & Science
Elizabeth Seaquist is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota where she holds the Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research.
Seaquist has been a member of the American Diabetes Association since 1987 and has served at the national level on the Research Policy Committee, the Research Grant Review Committee and the Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committee. She currently serves on the editorial board for Diabetes. At the local level, she served a two-year term as Co-Chair of the American Diabetes Association EXPO in her home city of Minneapolis. Dr. Seaquist is a clinical investigator interested in the complications of diabetes. She was awarded a Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award by the American Diabetes Association in 2009. Her research focuses on the effect of diabetes on brain metabolism, structure and function. She also directs the University of Minnesota site for the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial, is Principal Investigator on the NIH training grant for fellows in endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Minnesota, and has an active clinical practice.
Dr. Seaquist holds a BA from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and an MD from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.