November 9, 2001

Internationally renowned researchers participate in diabetes symposium Nov. 14

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“Advances in Diabetes Research”—a symposium in celebration of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center—will feature a quartet of internationally renowned diabetes researchers. The symposium is on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Speakers are:

•Dr. C. Ronald Kahn, president and director of the Joslin Diabetes Center and Mary K. Iacocca Professor at Harvard University, “Knock-out Mice: Challenging our Concepts about Glucose Homeostasis and the Pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus.”

•Christopher B. Newgard, Ph.D., Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and Randolph Touchstone Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, “Metabolic Engineering Applied to the Development of New Diabetes Therapies.”

•Dr. Luciano Rossetti, professor of Medicine and co-director of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Diabetes Research and Training Center, “A Tale of Fat and Sugar.”

•Dr. Gerald I. Shulman, professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University, “Pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes.”