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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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UWMDI investigator Tomas Vaisar,PhD, receives NIH NHLBI R01 award

Dr. Tomas Vaisar, PhD, has received a 4-year R01 from the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for his project “HDL composition/function and cardiovascular risk in youths with diabetes.” UWMDI researcher Dr. Francis Kim is a co-investigator. This large multi-site research project includes co-investigators at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI), Wake Forest University Health

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UWMDI investigator Dr. Ellen Schur, is senior author on article published in Obesity.

UWMDI investigator and Clinical Research Unit Director, Dr. Ellen Schur, MD, MS, is senior author of: “Hypothalamic gliosis exhibits a negative correlation with plasma testosterone concentrations in men” in Obesity. The article was selected as Editor’s Choice and was featured on the cover. UWMDI co-authors are Katya Rubinow, MD, and Stephanie Page, MD, PhD.  

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UWMDI investigator Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, receives ISCRM Innovation Pilot Award.

Dr. Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, has received a Pilot Award from the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) for her project entitled “Drug-controlled modification of transplants’ microenvironments for stem cell differentiation.” In collaboration with UWMDI investigator Dr Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD and UWMDI Affiliate Investigator Dr. Cole DeForest, PhD (Department of Bioengeneering),

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