Awardees

2011 Awardees

Investigator

Department

Faculty Rank

Project Title

Carson, April, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.  Epidemiology Assistant Professor Evaluating a Novel Method to Assess Cumulative Glycemic Burden Among African-American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Chugh, Sumant Singh, M.D.  Medicine Associate Professor A Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) framework for explaining racial disparities in diabetes: Strategies for incorporating genomic variables 
Duarte, Christine, Ph.D.  Statistical Genetics  Assistant Professor A Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) framework for explaining racial disparities in diabetes: Strategies for incorporating genomic variables 
Kennedy, Richard, M.D., Ph.D. Statistical Genetics Postdoctoral Trainee Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, and Incident Cognitive Impairment in the REGARDS Cohort
Moellering, Douglas, Ph.D. Nutrition Sciences Instructor Calmodulin-binding transcription factors affecting mitochondrial uncoupling and energy metabolism 

Ramanadham, Sasanka, Ph.D.

Physiology and Biophysics

Associate Professor Is diabetes-associated low bone mass caused by a disruption in signaling between pancreatic insulin secretion and osteoblasts?

Wellons, Melissa, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Assistant Professor

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Glucose Dynamics, and Reproductive Outcomes

2010 Awardees

Investigator

Department

Faculty Rank

Project Title

Campbell, Ruth, M.D. Department of Nephrology Assistant Professor Effect of obstuctive sleep apnea on diabetic nephropathy
Fernandez, Jose, Ph.D. Department of Nutrition Sciences Associate Professor Development and evaluation of a novel and innovative virtual environment tool to assess food preferences
Frazier, Marcela, O.D.

Department of Optometry

Assistant Professor

Proposal to test the effectiveness of a serial radio drama for increasing Hispanic adults
Kim, Jeonga, Ph.D. Department of Endocrinology Assistant Professor Role of TLRs in Mitochondrial Function
Mancuso, Melissa, M.D. Department of Medicine   Maternal obesity, gestinational glucose concentrations, and offspring adiposity
Messina, Joseph, Ph.D./Ballinger, Scott, Ph.D. Department of Pathology Professor/
Associate Professor
The Role of Mitochondrial Genetic Background in the Development of Insulin Resistance

Nagy, Timothy R., Ph.D.

Department of Nutrition Sciences

Professor

In vivo determination of brown adipose tissue and adipocyte cell size using MRI

Randolph, David, M.D.

Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor

Proposal to study mechanisms of immunologic tolerance using mouse models of Type I diabetes

Tse, Hubert, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology

Assistant Professor

The Role of Reactive Oxygen Species and Th17 T Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Warriner, Amy, M.D. Department of Medicine Assistant Professor Changes in Bone Turnover with Increased Incretin Hormone Exposure

Wright, Mary Annette, Ph.D.

Department of Family/Child/ Health/Caregiver

Assistant Professor

A randomized trial to study technologies that extend the reach and effectiveness of the EatRight Lifestyle Program
2009 Awardees

Investigator

Department

Faculty Rank

Project Title

Ashraf, Ambika, M.D. Department of Pediatrics Assistant Professor Vitamin D, vascular function, and insulin sensitivity in adults
Casazza, Krista, Ph.D. Department of Nutrition Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow Tissue partitioning in early childhood: A developmental window to alter type 2 diabetes risk?
Fu, Yuchang, Ph.D.

Department of Nutrition Sciences

Assistant Professor

Analyzing adiponectin receptor transgenic mice for metabolic syndrome
Garber, David, Ph.D. Department of Medicine Professor Effects of apolipoprotein-mimetic peptides on adipocyte/macrophage crosstalk hypotheses
Geisinger, Maria, M.S., D.D.S. Department of Dentistry Assistant Professor The effect of non-surgical treatment for periodontitis in type 2 diabetics on the serum cytokine profile associated with cardiovascular risk
Hardy, Robert, Ph.D. Department of Pathology Associate Professor Bone marrow adipocytes: a new target for the prevention and/or treatment of type 2 diabetes

Jun, Ho-Wook, Ph.D.

Department of Engineering

Assistant Professor

Biomimetic nanomatrix to promote islet transplantation

Malakauskas, Sandra, M.D.

Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Oxidative metabolism and insulin sensitivity in Collectrin-deficient mice

Murphy-Ullrich, Joanne, Ph.D.

Department of Medicine

Professor

Thrombospondin 1 and islet graft survival and matrix production

Pisu, Maria, Ph.D. Department of Medicine Assistant Professor Economic burden and cost-effectiveness of peer advisors for diabetes

Xing, Dongqi, M.D.

Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Role of O-GlcNAcylation in diabetic-related vascular dysfunction

2008 Awardees

Investigator

Department

Faculty Rank

Project Title

Cherrington, Andrea, M.P.H., M.D.

Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor

New Leaf: Adapting a Weight Loss Intervention to Reduce Risk in Latina Immigrants

Datta, Geeta, Ph.D.

Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Modulation of HDL Function and Metabolic Syndrome in HIV

Kearney, John F. Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology

Professor

N-acetyl-D-glucosamine Specific B cells and Type 1 Diabetes

Liu, Liang, Ph.D.

Department of Biology

Assistant Professor

Epigenetic studies of the PGC-1 gene regulation

Zhang, Huang-Ge, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Medicine

Associate Professor

Adipocyte exosomes-mediated obesity inflammation