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Cause of inflammation in diabetes identified

Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and other, related complications. Now, in a surprise finding, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a possible trigger of ...
Jing Hughes, MD, PhD

Recent study analyzes types and frequency of other autoimmune diseases in people with Type 1 Diabetes

A recent study, “Autoimmune Diseases in Children and Adults with Type 1 Diabetes from the T1D Exchange Clinic Registry,” co-authored by Drs. Jing Hughes and Janet McGill, is published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM), a journal of the Endocrine Society. T...
Joseph Avruch, MD

Joseph Avruch, MD speaking at Philip E. Cryer, MD Lecture

Joseph Avruch, MD will be giving a lecture titled, “Functional genetics of IGF2 mRNA binding protein, a candidate Type 2 Diabetes gene” for the Philip E. Cryer, MD Lecture on September 15, 2016. Dr. Avruch is Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Mol...
Larry Spears, PhD

Larry Spears, PhD awarded with Travel Award at Kern Lipid Conference 2016

Congratulations to Larry Spears, Ph.D. who was awarded the Early Career Investigator Travel Stipend Award at the Kern Lipid Conference 2016 held in Vail, Colorado. The annual conference is held to promote science that relates to the broad areas of lipid, cholesterol, bile acid and lip...
Irfan Lodhi, PhD

Lodhi Receives Roger Davis Investigator Award for Transitional Faculty at Kern Lipid Conference

Irfan Lodhi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, received the Roger Davis Investigator Award for Transitional Faculty at this year’s Kern Lipid Conference. On August 9, he presented a lecture titled, Regulation of adipose tissue browning at the conference in Vail, Colorado. Th...
Rithwick Rajagopal, MD and Clay F. Semekovich, MD

Rajagopal awarded Young Physician-Scientist honor

Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Rajagopal, working with Clay F. Semen...
Clay F Semenkovich, MD

Clay F. Semenkovich, MD Receives the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Edwin Bierman Award

Congratulations to Clay F. Semenkovich, MD who was named the 2016 recipient of the Edwin Bierman Award by the American Diabetes Association. This lecture is awarded in honor of the memory of Edwin L. Bierman, MD. Dr. Bierman was an exemplary scientist, mentor and leader in the field o...
Joseph Williamson, MD

Joseph R. Williamson, MD former Professor of Pathology

Joseph R. Williamson, MD, a distinguished diabetes researcher and former professor of pathology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died June 9, 2016, in St. Louis after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84. Williamson’s extensive body of research gr...
Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD

Stem cells from diabetic patients coaxed to become insulin-secreting cells

Signaling a potential new approach to treating diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University have produced insulin-secreting cells from stem cells derived from patients with type 1 diabetes. People with this form of diabetes can’...
Marvin E. Levin, MD

Dr. Marvin E. Levin August 11, 1924 – April 30, 2016

Dr. Marvin E. Levin, one of our dear colleagues, passed away on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. Dr. Levin was born in Terra Haute, Indiana on August 11, 1924. Marvin received his BA in 1947 and his MD in 1951, both from Washington University. He received his formal training at Barnes Hosp...