Renowned endocrinologist, researcher and entrepreneur David Kerr is moving from the UK to Santa Barbara, CA, in April to become the first-ever Director of Diabetes Research and Innovation at the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. Since 1993, he’s been the lead clinician at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, the top site for insulin pumps in the UK (although only 7% of diabetics there are pumpers).
This guy has an incredible resumé in the diabetes & technology world, from doing a stint as managing editor of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology to creating and launching his own free online resources and mobile apps for patients. Not to mention that he’s a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and for a number of years has held a Gold Clinical Excellence Award from the UK National Health Service (NHS).
He’s quite an amazing individual to have on our team — of those devoted to improving life with diabetes! — and together with Sansum’s new executive director Rem Laan, he’s got some hugely exciting things planned at Sansum that could help galvanize diabetes innovation across the country. We talked with David to get the scoop (in his fetching Scottish accent, I should add): Click here for the rest of the interview!