Molly McElwee, RN, CDE

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Molly McElwee, RN, CDE

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Molly McElwee, RN

Molly McElwee, RN, CDE

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator 

Ms. McElwee serves as a clinical nurse clinical trial coordinator at the Center for Diabetes Technology and diabetes educator at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine.  She is also a member of the International Artificial Pancreas Group that collaborates on studies to further the development of artificial pancreas technology in the US, UK, Italy, France and Israel.  In addition to recruiting subjects and coordinating studies, Ms. McElwee brings over 14 years of experience with type 1 diabetes.  As a former participant in artificial pancreas trials, prior to beginning her research career, Ms. McElwee brings the unique perspective of a patient as well as a clinician to the table.  Ms. McElwee coordinates inpatient and outpatient clinical trials focusing on new device technology.  In addition, Ms. McElwee serves as a liaison between the Center for Diabetes Technology and the UVA Patent Foundation for Dr. Boris Kovatchev.  Ms. McElwee further provides training to the Center’s staff on new technology and insulin pumps.  She was responsible for organizing and conducting focus groups to develop and design the user interface for the current model of the artificial pancreas.   Ms. McElwee has been a sought after speaker since providing a leading role in bringing the user’s experience into focus with the artificial pancreas development.  Recently, Ms. McElwee has become the faculty advisor for the College Diabetes Network chapter at UVA In addition, Ms. McElwee volunteers as a diabetes educator at the Charlottesville Free Clinic and oversees the telemedicine program to provide insulin titration and diabetes education on a weekly basis to the clinic’s patients with type 2 diabetes.  Ms. McElwee lives in Charlottesville where in her free time she enjoys practicing her flute and Bikram Yoga.