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UWMDI Investigator Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD, Elected to the Board of Directors of the Diabetes Research Connection

UWMDI Investigator Dr. Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Diabetes Research Connection (https://diabetesresearchconnection.org/), a non-profit organization devoted to support early-career scientists to perform innovative research designed to prevent and cure Type 1 diabetes. Over the past three years, the Diabetes Research Connection has funded more than 30 young scientists

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NEW to SLU: LatinX Diabetes Clinic at the UW Medicine Diabetes Institute Clinic

The LatinX community is the largest and fastest growing minority group in the state of Washington and the country. LatinX individuals are disproportionately affected by diabetes. Diabetes affects the LatinX community at a younger age, and LatinX patients are more likely to die from complications of diabetes than white patients. The increased morbidity and mortality

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UWMDI Researcher Gregory Morton, PhD, receives NIH R01 award

Dr. Gregory Morton has been awarded an NIH R01 for his project entitled “Thermoregulatory circuits that regulate feeding”. This 4-year award, totaling $2,097,213, seeks to advance the understanding of the neurocircuitry linking thermoregulation to Agrp neurons and feeding and may identify novel strategies for the treatment of obesity by blunting the associated hyperphagic response. Co-investigators

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UWMDI Investigator, Dr. Karin Bornfeldt, has received a new Program Project Grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. . This grant, totaling $12 million over the next five years, includes four projects and three core units at the University of Washington, New York University and Washington University.

Dr. Karin Bornfeldt, Edwin L. Bierman Professor of Medicine (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition), and professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, has received a new Program Project Grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The primary focus of the new Triglycerides, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Program Project is to investigate whether diabetes causes changes

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