Meghan McCord
Medical Student
LSU HSC - - New Orleans, LA
Meghan McCord is a second-year student in the School of Medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Prior to medical school, she attended LSU, majoring in Biological sciences with a minor in business, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. In medical school, Meghan has been an active member in the Pediatric Interest Group and Tiger Cubs, working with children at the Boys and Girls Club. She is currently working on a research project investigating the effect of genetic testing on breast cancer treatment. Meghan is interested in Pediatrics and hopes to practice in New Orleans.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Diabetes has a significant impact on the modern world. Among 37 million Americans with diabetes, 90-95% have type II diabetes. Risk factors for developing diabetes include family history, obesity, lack of exercise, and unhealthy diet. Complications of type II diabetes include diabetic neuropathy, vision/hearing loss, cardiovascular disease, and mental health issues. Eleven pre-licensure healthcare students representing dental hygiene, dentistry, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs collaborated on an interprofessional approach to type II diabetes. Each…