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Three five-year Research Scholar Awards were given to tenure track faculty who show outstanding promise in the field of diabetes/obesity research. Additionally, the FOE DRC Pilot Project Program awards $50,000 annually to young investigators who propose to establish a research career in diabetes/obesity, to senior investigators in another field who want to explore a project related to diabetes/obesity, or to an established diabetes/obesity investigator who proposes to pursue an entirely new approach. Recipients are chosen based on a competitive evaluation of proposals submitted by the applicants.
Christopher Adams, MD, PhDProfessorInternal Medicine, Endocrinology and MetabolismProject Title: To investigate how conditions such as diabetes alter muscle gene expression and how these changes in gene expression cause muscle astrophy.
Andrew Norris, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and DiabetesAssociate Professor of BiochemistryProject Title: To identify early points of intervention that will serve to reduce a person's lifetime risk of diabetes.
Kamal Rahmouni, PhD Associate ProfessorPharmacologyProject Title: To provide new insights into why certain individuals develop diabetes or its complications.
Ryan L Boudreau, PhD Assistant ProfessorCardiovascular MedicineProject Title: Defining the Role of a Novel Mitochondrial Protein in Metabolism
Brandon Davies, PhD Assistant ProfessorBiochemistryProject Title: Skeletal Muscle Programming of Capillary Endothelial Cells
Eric Taylor, PhDAssistant ProfessorBiochemistryProject Title: A novel regulator of glutamine-driven gluconeogenesis
Wei Bao, PhD Assistant ProfessorEpidemiologyProject Title: Nontraditional glycemic markers in early pregnancy as predictors of gestational diabetes
Aloysius Klingelhutz, PhD Associate ProfessorMicrobiologyProject Title: Role of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor in Adipogenesis and Diabetes.
Matthew Potthoff, PhDAssociate ProfessorPharmacologyProject Title: Endocrine Control of Simple Sugar Intake and Sweet Taste Preference by the Liver.
Peter M. Snyder, MDProfessor Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine & Molecular Physiology and BiophysicsProject Title: Epithelial Na+ Channel Regulation by Glucose.