The Bella Hearst Diabetes Institute was established in 2003 on the campus of Western Illinois University through a grant from Dr. Bella Hearst, a longtime Macomb resident.
The Institute has maintained Dr. Hearst’s objectives of conducting research on the prevention and control of diabetes, and engaging in activities for the detection and management of diabetes.
A multidisciplinary team with members from WIU’s Dietetics, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences departments, along with Beu Health Center, supervise senior level students with services provided.
Michael Waters, M.D.
Department: Beu Health Center
Title: Chief of Staff
Phone: (309) 298-1888
Lorri Kanauss, M.S, Ed, R.D., CDE
Department: Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising and Hospitality
Office: 115 Knoblauch Hall
Phone: (309) 298-1049