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UWMDI clinician Irl Hirsch, MD, receives 2019 Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Irl Hirsch, MD, is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Missouri Medial Alumni Organization. This annual award recognizes alumni for outstanding achievement, contributions to the field of medicine and support of the MU school of Medicine. Dr. Hirsch will be honored at the 62nd Annual Medical Alumni Awards

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UWMDI investigator Katya Rubinow receives Dana Foundation award

Dr. Katya Rubinow, MD, has received a David Mahoney Neuroimaging Grant from the Dana Foundation for her project entitled “Effect of androgen deprivation therapy on hypothalamic gliosis in men.” In collaboration with UWMDI investigator and CRU director, Ellen Schur, MD, MS, this 3-year clinical study investigates the hypothesis that testosterone deprivation in men rendered through ADT will

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UWMDI trainee Jennifer Deem, PhD, receives ADA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Dr. Jennifer Deem, PhD, (mentors: Gregory Morton, PhD and Michael Schwartz, MD) has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the American Diabetes Association for her project “Investigation of neural pathways underlying central control of glucose homeostasis.” This 3-year award seeks to determine the role of a critical temperature-responsive neuronal population in key aspects of glucose

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UWMDI investigator Tomas Vaisar,PhD, receives NIH NHLBI R01 award

Dr. Tomas Vaisar, PhD, has received a 4-year R01 from the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for his project “HDL composition/function and cardiovascular risk in youths with diabetes.” UWMDI researcher Dr. Francis Kim is a co-investigator. This large multi-site research project includes co-investigators at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI), Wake Forest University Health

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UWMDI investigator Dr. Ellen Schur, is senior author on article published in Obesity.

UWMDI investigator and Clinical Research Unit Director, Dr. Ellen Schur, MD, MS, is senior author of: “Hypothalamic gliosis exhibits a negative correlation with plasma testosterone concentrations in men” in Obesity. The article was selected as Editor’s Choice and was featured on the cover. UWMDI co-authors are Katya Rubinow, MD, and Stephanie Page, MD, PhD.  

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