Division of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism

Ray Blind, PhD

Ray Blind named associate director for diversity, equity and inclusion at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Ray Blind, PhD, Ingram Assistant Professor of Cancer Research, has been named associate director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Teams to create one-stop resource for human pancreatic data to foster diabetes research

Leading investigators in diabetes, pancreas and islet biology, and computational biology have received $12.5 million in two five-year awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create the world’s first, integrated knowledge base of human-derived tissue- and cellular-level pancreatic information to support innovative, collaborative and reproducible research.

Study links small pancreas size to faster progression to stage 3 Type 1 diabetes

The study findings, published in the journal Diabetes Care, suggest that pancreas imaging can have a benefit in tracking disease development and recruitment for preventive and therapeutic trials.

Study shows liraglutide results in increased insulin sensitivity independent of weight loss

Study links gene network and pancreatic beta cell defects to Type 2 diabetes

A comprehensive study that integrates multiple analytic approaches has linked a regulatory gene network and functional defects in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells to Type 2 diabetes.

Powers receives prestigious Veterans Affairs Middleton Award

Alvin C. Powers, MD, Joe C. Davis Professor of Biologic Science and professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has received the 2023 William S. Middleton Award, the highest honor awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service.

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