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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...
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 of diabetes, obe...
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 greatly advanced ...
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’t make their ow...
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 Hospital and Washin...
New Orleans

National Lipid Association annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans May 19-22, 2016

The National Lipid Association annual Scientific Sessions is being held in New Orleans, LA from May 19-22, 2016.  Dr. Anne Goldberg has been invited to present at this meeting. The theme of the meeting this year is Complex Science in the Big Easy. Attendees can receive up to 18 hours of CME credit, ...
Anne C. Goldberg, MD

Knowing the Prevalence of Familial Hypercholesterolemia Matters

An editorial, Knowing the Prevalence of Familial Hypercholesterolemia Matters, co-authored by Dr. Goldberg was recently published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FACP has over 500 active private patients with a wide variety of lipid disorders. The l...
Rithwick Rajagopal, MD and Clay F. Semekovich, MD

Nerve injury appears to be root of diabetes-related vision loss

Diabetes-related vision loss most often is blamed on blood vessel damage in and around the retina, but new research indicates that much of that vision loss may result from nerve cell injury that occurs long before any blood vessels are damaged. The finding — from scientists at Washington University ...