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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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UWMDI investigator Tomas Vaisar, PhD, is co-lead author in Circulation Research. Co-Author is Jay Heinecke

Dr. Thomas Vaisar, research professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) is co-lead author and Drs. Sina Gharib, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) and David Dichek, professor (Cardiology) are co-senior authors of “Parallel Murine and Human Plaque Proteomics Reveals Pathways of Plaque Rupture” in Circulation Research. DOM co-author is Jay Heinecke.  

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UWMDI investigator Dr. Alan Chait is senior author in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. Co-authors are Savitha Subramanian, Chang Yeop Han, Chongren Tang, Laura den Hartigh, and Baohai Shao.

Dr. Alan Chait, emeritus professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) is senior author of “Glycation of HDL blunts its anti-inflammatory and cholesterol efflux capacities in vitro, but has no effect in poorly controlled type 1 diabetes subjects” in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. DOM co-authors are Savitha Subramanian, Chang Yeop Han, Chongren Tang, Laura

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