Renee Murray-Bachmann Ed.D, MSN, RN, CDN, CDE, CPT: Renee Murray-Bachmann is a member of Nursing Education and Professional Development for Lenox Hill Hospital – North Shore LIJ System and is involved in the training and continuing education of Nursing Staff, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants.. She started her career in 1981 as a dietician and after furthering her education, practiced as a registered nurse for 21 years. Her background is varied as she is research prepared and published, has developed/ implemented and administered patient/community/staff health education programs, participates in international health education projects as well as clinical. She is also an PRIDE fellow ( NIH ). Noting that many of her family and community members were living with diabetes, Renee trained to become a certified diabetes educator. Since achieving that credential, she has worked at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center-Columbia University Medical Science Campus/New York Presbyterian Medical Center (research nurse), coordinated the New York Methodist Hospital Diabetes Center, acted as a clinical nurse specialist for a XL Health/Med-Assurant and the Diabetes and Cardiovascular alliance (an initiative at Mount Sinai Medical Center). Renee earned her doctorate in health education/health behaviors from Teachers College- Columbia University in 2010. Ever an advocate of community-based health initiatives that may be easily replicated, Renee is presently involved with the Harlem Healthy Heart project – which consists of the provision of culturally sensitive health education workshops. Presently she is pursuing her second doctorate with a specialty in epidemiology at Walden University.