As the current Vice President of the Brazilian Diabetes Association (ADJ Diabetes Brasil), Dr. Barone develops and manages health education, advocacy, and fundraising projects. He has been a long-standing member of the organization since 1991, holding various roles over the years. Dr. Barone is the creator and a current supervisor for the highly awarded ADJ’s Young Leaders in Diabetes Training and member of the organizing committee and faculty for the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), where he facilitates leadership skills development and mentors and advises young leaders.
Having published extensively on the relation between diabetes, health, sleep, and life quality, Dr. Barone lectures in courses and workshops at various schools, NGOs, conferences, and companies on the topic. He has represented Brazil in numerous conferences and supported diabetes camps throughout Latin America and in the Unites States. Dr. Barone is an active member of several diabetes-related membership organizations such as the American Diabetes Association and the Sociedade Brasileria de Diabetes.
He holds a PhD in human physiology and a bachelor of science in biological sciences, both from the Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil, in addition to a journalist license and two graduate certificates: one in Diabetes Education (UNIP) and another in Communication, including journalism and marketing studies (FCL).
It is clear that corporate philanthropy is becoming more and more fundamental in advancing health issues globally. In the past, funds from governments and NGOs involving interested/affected individuals had enough power to deal with health issues. Nowadays, funds from the governments were extremely reduced and costs of operation, even of NGOs, increased dramatically. As a consequence, corporate philanthropy has been of growing importance to make a difference and allow the continuation of key initiatives from basic and clinical research, to education, health education and assistance.
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