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HPW Center for Diabetes was first conceived by Dr. Isaiah Pittman IV, a Chicago South-Side native, while he was a staff physician/scientist at the University of Chicago. Dr. Pittman felt that there should be local community outreach by the Endocrinology department addressing what he saw at that time (between 2000-2004) as a “full fledged diabetes epidemic.” Dr. Pittman had the fortune of having several meetings with former First Lady - Michelle Obama on the subject, who at the time was an executive at the University of Chicago and had similar views. Frustrated with his department’s section-head, who was not interested in community outreach, or Dr. Pittman’s strong commitment to patient care and only saw Dr. Pittman as a successful young scientist, Dr. Pittman started making plans to leave the University.

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