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Harnessing Grateful Patient Philanthropy to Improve Diabetes Care

The UW Medicine Diabetes Institute – a first-of-its-kind diabetes care and research hub in the Pacific Northwest – is home to many life-transforming programs for diabetes patients, including a main clinic, a Latinx clinic to help address health disparities, a mental health program, a program that assists young adults in managing their disease and a

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Call for Applications: Pilot and Feasibility Research Awards

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PILOT AND FEASIBILITY RESEARCH AWARDS The University of Washington Medicine Diabetes Institute (UWMDI), Diabetes Research Center (DRC), and Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC) are jointly soliciting applications for Pilot and Feasibility Research Awards. Proposals may include basic, clinical, translational, or population-based studies with a focus on nutrition, metabolism, diabetes, and/or obesity.

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UWMDI Investigator Karin Bornfeldt, PhD, awarded the George Lyman Duff Memorial Lectureship at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions

Karin Bornfeldt, Edwin L. Bierman Professor of Medicine, was awarded the George Lyman Duff Memorial Lectureship at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. The lectureship was established in 1956 by the Society for the Study of Arteriosclerosis in memory of Dr. Duff, a founding member and past president of the society. Past award recipients from

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Masami Shimizu-Albergine, PhD, and Karin Bornfeldt, PhD, Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation

Masami Shimizu-Albergine, research scientist, is lead author and Dr. Karin Bornfeldt, professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) is senior author of “CREBH normalizes dyslipidemia and halts atherosclerosis in diabetes by decreasing circulating remnant lipoproteins” in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. DOM co-authors are Jenny Kanter, Farah Kramer, Vishal Kothari, Shelley Barnhart, Carissa Thornock, Noemie Clouet-Foraison, Tomas

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Dr. Michael Schwartz, MD, receives Laureate Award

UWMDI Co-Director Michael Schwartz, professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) will receive the 2022 Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research from the Endocrine Society. He is being honored for his many contributions to research in endocrinology, particularly his studies on how the brain regulates energy balance and moderates blood sugar levels.  He is now working

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UWMDI Behavior Health Program featured by UW Medicine Stories

Drs. Paul Ciechanowski, MD and Alison Ward, PhD discuss the UWMDI Behavior Health Program, a donor-supported telemedicine program which offers critical mental health care, in a recent publication by UW Medicine Stories entitled “How Telemedicine can be a Lifeline for Patients with Diabetes”. Read Article Here

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