Jane Reusch, MD

President-Elect, Medicine & Science

Jane Reusch is a Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Bioengineering and Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus.  She directs the Diabetes Care Team and the PEERS diabetes education program at the Denver VA Medical Center.

Dr. Reusch is a translational diabetes researcher with both clinical and basic research programs.  Her career has been dedicated to research in the prevention of diabetes complications focused currently on cardiovascular disease and exercise impairments. Her research accomplishments have been recognized by election to the ASCI and AAP, continuous funding, over 130 publications and, most importantly, highly successful trainees now conducting independent research in diabetes.  In addition to her research and clinical practice, she has provided local, regional and national leadership for the recruitment and retention of new researchers to the fields of diabetes and women’s health research and public policy to support research and the careers of scientists, particularly clinician scientists.  

Dr. Reusch has been a volunteer of the Association for more than 25 years.  She currently serves on the Association’s Research Policy, Finance and Strategic Planning Committees.  Dr. Reusch is a member of the Association's Pinnacle Society and was honored with the Association's Women of Valor Award for Colorado in 2001.

Dr. Reusch is past president of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR), the Western AFMR and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation.  She has served on the Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committees for the American Diabetes Association, AFMR, CTSA and the Endocrine Society.  

Dr. Reusch received her Doctor of Medicine from the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.