Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Seaquist
Time spent on these 'Profiles' features is often used making minor edits to the conversational transcript. Tightening grammar, clarifying sentences, and adding proper punctuation is required when converting a spoken interview into one that can be read smoothly from a page. Luckily for me, Elizabeth Seaquist, M.D., is practiced in giving succinct, eloquent responses to questions. Maybe this is due to her prominent leadership roles in the field of diabetes research, both locally at the University of Minnesota, and nationally with the American Diabetes Association. Adapting her answers to article-form was as easy as it gets.
Dr. Seaquist grew up in Minnesota and went to Vassar College in New York for her undergraduate education. She returned to the University of Minnesota for medical school and has been here ever since. During her time here she has grown from a promising medical student to a world-class physician-scientist. She is the Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research in the Department of Medicine, the President of Medicine & Science for the American Diabetes Association, and has been included on the Mpls/St. Paul Magazine’s list of best doctors eight times.