William Melito
Medical Student
LSU HSC - - New Orleans, LA
William Melito is a second-year student in the School of Medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Prior to his acceptance to medical school, he attended LSU and majored in Biological sciences. At LSU, William was a university medalist and graduated Summa cum laude. In medical school, William is a lead instructor for anatomy dissection lab for second year medical guidance under Dr. Jay Mussell. William has contributed as a lead representative in Aesculapian society aiding educational efforts in physiology and clinical integration courses. William is interested in Otolaryngology and plans to practice in Louisiana.

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…