Friday, January 21, 2011
Sinai Vice President Named to ADA Board
Sinai Hospital Vice President Lorrie Liang has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the country’s largest voluntary health organization battling this debilitating disease.
Nearly 27 million people live with diabetes and 57 million more are pre-diabetic. Not only can this disease be life threatening, but it can take a big toll on families, as well as on those who have it. Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose to be used for energy. The ADA works to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of the people affected by it.
As a member of the ADA board, Liang is responsible for assisting with the organization’s business affairs. She also works closely with its volunteers and staff on activities and initiatives.
Liang has been active with the American Diabetes Association for eight years and has served two terms as the chair of its Community Leadership Board in Maryland and as an Executive Committee member of the Baltimore Community Leadership Board.
Among her many leadership roles at Sinai Hospital, Liang overseas the departments of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesia; the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics; The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute; Faculty Practice; Medical Education and research projects.