diabetes

Update: Dame Frances Ashcroft to deliver Sept. 14 Vanderbilt Prize Lecture

Renowned diabetes expert Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft, recipient of the 2023 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in 208 Light Hall.

VUMC receives $28 million to lead national study of COVID-diabetes link

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a four-year, $28 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes.

The urgency of research

Griffin Rodgers, MD, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, described the urgency of the nation’s diabetes epidemic July 26 during a symposium of the NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity hosted by Vanderbilt University.

Maureen Gannon, PhD, center, with Emilyn Alejandro, PhD, associate professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology at the University of Minnesota, left, and Maria Golson, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, a former postdoctoral fellow of Gannon’s.

Gannon receives career achievement award for islet biology research

Vanderbilt’s Maureen Gannon, PhD, received the Paul Lacy Medal Award, the highest honor given by the Midwest Islet Club in recognition of meritorious career achievement in the field of islet biology.

Symposium offers new ways to overcome health disparities

Ideas for addressing the disproportionate impact of cancer, diabetes, and gastrointestinal diseases on disadvantaged populations were shared recently during a diversity symposium at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

A Vanderbilt study shows that reducing consumption of simple sugars helped improve gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Maternal diet influences postnatal diabetes risk

Studies in a primate animal model suggest that islet hyperfunction — which in humans is associated with increased fat mass and Type 2 diabetes — is programmed in offspring by a maternal Western-style diet during pregnancy.

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