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Our Featured Alumni
Certified Nurse Practitioner Davida Kruger received her master’s in nursing from Wayne State in 1982 and joined the Henry Ford Health System endocrinology department, where she leads a research team of 11. Board-certified by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center in primary care and the American Association of Diabetes Educators in advanced diabetes management, she chaired the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Research Foundation and is past president of Health Care and Education for the ADA. She is editor-in-chief of the journal “Clinical Diabetes” and for 10 years, was national chair of all Diabetes and Control Complications Trial coordinators. Kruger says, “I picked Wayne because it had a really good reputation and I was thrilled when I got in, because they only took 12 people. It was overwhelming and exciting at the same time.”