Scholar alumna delivers diabetes advice and support directly to patients' fingertips

Susan Blank, JS '95, is changing the way diabetes patients receive care through an innovative new startup

August 13, 2019

After graduating from U.Va. in 1995 as the William G. Pannill Jefferson Scholar, Susan Blank attended Harvard University Medical School and later returned to Charlottesville, where she worked as an endocrinologist for years. In 2017, Susan left the medical field to launch BEATDiabetes, an innovative startup that takes a new approach to treating patients with Type 2 diabetes.



Susan Blank

William G. Pannill Jefferson Scholar



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The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

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