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UWMDI investigator Ellen Schur receives NIH-NIDDK award

Dr. Ellen Schur, associate professor (General Internal Medicine) has received funding from NIH-NIDDK for her 5-year project, “Impact of hypothalamic gliosis on appetite regulation and obesity risk in children.” Dr. Schur will partner with Seattle Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University to conduct a multi-site longitudinal cohort study to discover if hypothalamic gliosis is associated

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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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