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DOCE Director Michael Schwartz, MD receives LSDF Program Grant

Dr. Michael Schwartz (MTE) has received a 5-year, $4 million award from the Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) under its 2010 Program Grant Competition. The grant will support the Diabetes-Stem Cell Program (DSCP), a multi-institutional collaborative effort whose overarching goal is to unite expertise in stem cell biology with that in developmental biology of pancreatic beta cells, basic and clinical aspects of diabetes, implantation biology, and immunology in a joint scientific endeavor.

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DOCE Director Michael Schwartz, MD receives ADA Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Dr. Michael Schwartz (MTE) has been awarded an American Diabetes Association Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for his application entitled “Hypothalamic Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis of Obesity and Diabetes” This ADA Program supports the training of scientists in an environment most conducive to beginning a career in diabetes research. The 4-year award is given to established and active investigators in diabetes research for the annual stipend support of a postdoctoral fellow to work closely with the mentor.

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DOCE Researcher Savitha Subramanian, MD Receives WAFMR Outstanding Investigator Award

Dr. Savitha Subramanian (MTE) is the recipient of the WAFMR Outstanding Investigator Award for the 2011 Western Regional Meeting to be held January 26-29, 2011 in Carmel, California. This award is given to an investigator who has demonstrated an outstanding career in scientific investigation evidenced by the quality of their submitted scientific abstract and their initial career contributions to their scientific field, based on an outstanding track record of high quality publications and grant funding.

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DOCE Researcher Joshua Thaler, MD, PhD Receives AHA award

Dr. Joshua Thaler (MTE) has been awarded a Beginning Grant-in-Aid Award from the American Heart Association entitled “The Role of CNS Inflammation in Insulin Resistance and Diabetes”. This two-year project focuses on the potential contribution of high-fat diet-induced inflammation in the hypothalamus on susceptibility to insulin resistance.

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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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