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DOCE Researcher Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD Receives ADA award

Dr. Vincenzo Cirulli (MTE) has been awarded a Basic Science Award from the American Diabetes Association entitled “Adhesive and migratory cues for islet cells”. This three-year project focuses on the function of a neural protein named Slit-2 that his team has found to be expressed in the developing pancreas, and that appears to function as a migratory cue for pancreatic ductal cells marked by the expression of the progenitor marker Sox9.

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DOCE Researcher Chongren Tang, MD, PhD, Receives an AHA SDG Grant

Chongren Tang, MD PhD, an Acting Assistant Professor in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition was awarded a four- year AHA Scientist Develpoment Grant for his proposal entitled “Mechanisms of JAK2/STAT3 pathway on ABCA1-mediated Lipid Efflux and Anit-inflammation.”  The goal of this project is to characterize the cellular processes and molecules involved in the

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DOCE DIRECTOR, MICHAEL SCHWARTZ, MD, RECEIVES NIH R01

Dr. Michael Schwartz (MTE) has been awarded an NIH R01 for his proposal entitled “Hypothalamic Inflammation and Energy Homeostasis.”  This research focuses on the brain’s role in high-fat diet-induced weight gain with an effort to develop therapies to reduce weight gain.  Dr. Schwartz is Professor of Medicine, Director of the UW Medicine Diabetes and Obesity

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DOCE Researcher David Cummings, MD, Named Pfizer Visting Professor in Obesity at the City of Hope National Medical Center

David Cummings, MD, has been named the 2010 Pfizer Visiting Professor in Obesity at the City of Hope National Medical Center.  Pfizer, Inc. awarded 8 Visiting Professorship in Obesity Awards in 2010 that support three days of educational activities with a distinguished visiting expert.  Dr. Cummings is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of

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Michael Schwartz MD is named the Pfizer Visiting Professor in Obesity at Baylor College of Medicine

Michael Schwartz, MD, has been named the 2010 Pfizer Visiting Professor in Obesity at the Baylor College of Medicine. Pfizer, Inc. awarded 8 Visiting Professorship in Obesity Awards in 2010 that support three days of educational activities with a distinguished visiting expert.  Dr. Schwartz is professor of medicine, head of the Section of Clinical Nutrition,

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DOCE Researcher David Cummings, MD, receives NIH R01

David Cummings has been awarded an NIH R01 for his proposal entitled “Feasibility, Efficacy, and Mechanisms of Surgical vs Medical Diabetes Treatment.”  This project focuses on mechanisms of the effect of bariatric surgery on glucose metabolism. Dr. Cummings is an Associate Professor in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition.

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DOCE researcher Joshua Thaler, MD, PhD, receives NIH/NIDDK K08 award

Joshua Thaler has been awarded a K08 award from the NIH/NIDDK for his proposal entitled “Cellular Mechanisms of Hypothalamic Inflammation in High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity.”  The goal of this research program is to determine brain mechanisms that govern dysregulation of energy balance in high-fat diet induced obesity in order to provide molecular targets for therapy. 

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DOCE Director Michael Schwartz MD receives Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Obesity Award

Michael W. Schwartz (MTE) has received one of eight 2010 Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Obesity Awards from Pfizer Inc. These $7500 grants support three days of educational activities with a distinguished visiting expert. Dr. Schwartz has invited Philipp E. Scherer, PhD, professor of medicine at the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center, to be the Pfizer

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DOCE researcher Gregory Morton PhD receives Perkins Coie Award for Discovery

Gregory J. Morton (MTE) has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Perkins Coie Award for Discovery. He will receive $20,000 for his project “Normalization of Blood Glucose Levels in Uncontrolled Diabetes without Insulin.” The award is the fourth in the law firm’s five-year commitment to support translational research at the South Lake Union campus. Dr. Morton is a

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