Heather Gabel is a PhD student researcher studying peer-support in the context of diabetes at University of Illinois at Chicago. Gabel has a background working in the non-profit sector with organizations like DiabetesSisters and Diabetes Hands Foundation. In her blog www.TheChronicScholar.com, Gabel writes about the intersection of patient experience and academia.
AVAILABILITY: less than 10 hours/week
I maintained the DiabetesSisters social media presence, created and maintained monthly newsletters, represented DiabetesSisters at various conferences, assisted in creating new educational materials for PODS meet ups, upkeep the DiabetesSisters website, and applied graduate studies to the DiabetesSisters community whenever applicable.
I provided program support, online store redesign, maintenance office organization, helped with fundraising efforts, participated directly in programs and communities. I also managed our social media channels, i.e. twitter accounts and blog. I have attended diabetes conferences like ADA and Friends For Life as a representative of the Diabetes Hands Foundation.