The T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative (T1DX-QI) Learning Session event 2022 took place in Miami, FL, on November 7 and 8 — “T1DX-QI 52 Centers Strong: Implementation and Advocacy for Change.” (If you missed it: read Day 1 and Day 2 highlights.)

With 52 participating clinics across the country — serving over 80,000 patients — the T1DX-QI is working tirelessly to improve care and quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes.

Each year, awards are presented to outstanding practitioners, clinics, and advocates for their dedication to the cause.

Here are the T1DX-QI Award Recipients of 2022:

  • Outstanding Adult PI: Francesco Vendrame, MD, PhD
    University of Miami Health System
    “I’m very honored by this award recognizing my work done with the T1DX Collaborative. It’s exciting being part of such a tremendous initiative able to accelerate improvements and equity in care for people with type 1 diabetes.”
  • Outstanding Peds PI: Faisal Malik, MD, MSHS
    Seattle Children’s Hospital
    University of Washington
    “I am so honored and humbled to receive the Outstanding Pediatric Principal Investigator award. I believe it is our obligation to help individuals with T1D live the best lives they can and feel incredibly fortunate to be part of the T1DX-QI community.”
  • Outstanding Pediatric Team: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
    “We are grateful to be part of the T1D exchange QI consortium and somewhat overwhelmed to get this recognition amidst such an amazing group of people working together. We also couldn’t have done any of it without the support from our entire clinic staff.”
  • Outstanding Adult Team: Boston Medical Center (BMC)
    “The BMC adult diabetes team appreciates this award of recognition for the work we all do every day in our respective clinics – striving to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people living with T1D.”
  • Outstanding QI Champion: Jeniece Ilkowitz RN, MA, CDCES
    Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital
    NYU Langone
    “Through our center’s partnership with the T1D Exchange I have learned so much about performing quality improvement work, the amazing efforts being done at other centers, and about our patients here at NYU.”
  • The Nicole Rioles Outstanding Parent/Patient Advocate: Emily DeWit, MASL
    “I truly appreciate how patient and parent voices are intentionally and thoughtfully woven into all of the meaningful work of the T1D Exchange.”

Read more about our winners and what motivates their ambitious work!

Congratulations to these outstanding members of the T1DX-QI! We are so grateful for your dedication to improving the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.