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Alvin C. Powers, MD

Alvin C. Powers, MD speaking at 16th Julio C. Santiago Lecture

Alvin C. Powers, MD, the Joe C. Davis Chair in Biologic Science and Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University will be giving a lecture titled: Changes in Our Understanding of the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes on January 12, 2017 in the Malvern B. Clompton ...
2017 Fellows

Welcome to Our 2017 Fellows

We are pleased to welcome our outstanding new fellows who will join us in July 2017. Laura Hollar, MD U of Tennessee Health Science Centers, Nashville, TN East Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA Johnathon (Seth) Parham, MD U of Mississippi, Jackson, MS Louisiana State University School of Medicine...
3D Printed Device

3D-printing approach for transplantation of human stem cell-derived β-like cells

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research have developed a 3D-printing strategy to fabricate devices for the transplantation of insulin-producing cells.  The approach could someday be used to transplant cells to control blood...
Dantolene

Researchers launch first clinical trial for Wolfram syndrome

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are launching a new clinical trial to assess the safety of a drug treatment for patients with the rare disease Wolfram syndrome. Wolfram syndrome affects about one in every 500,000 people worldwide. Many of those patients die prema...
Macrophages

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 chronic inflamm...
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. Type 1 diabetes ...
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 Molecular Biology,...
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 lipoprotein metabo...
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. This years’...
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. Semenkovich, the Ire...