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URSI Student Meets with Rep. Boustany

LSU Eunice Nursing Student and Undergraduate Research Summer Institute participant, Anna Shutes, and her URSI instructor, Bonnie Dupre, met with U.S. Representative Charles Boustany to talk with him about her research on the artificial pancreas.

The Opelousas native, who suffers from diabetes, is doing research on the artificial pancreas that is being developed to help diabetics control their blood glucose levels.

The artificial pancreas has not cleared FDA approval; however, Shutes and Shawn Russo from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation thanked Boustany for signing a letter to pressure the FDA to expedite development of the unit.

Shutes will present her research, along with other URSI students on Wednesday, September 21, at noon in the Louisiana room of the LeDoux Library.

Pictured are Bonne Dupre, Jenny Shutes, Anna Shutes, Dr. Charles Boustany, Shawn Russo and her son.