Congratulations to Jeremy Duffield, MD, PhD recipient of the 2013 American Society of Nephrology Young Investigator Award
DRC Affiliate, Dr. Jeremy Duffield, associate professor (Nephrology), is the recipient of the 2013 American Society of Nephrology Young Investigator Award. This annual award is given to an individual with an exceptional record of “achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney.
Congratulations to the DRC 2013 Award Recipients!
Awardees for the Pilot & Feasbility Award:
- George N. Ioannou, BM.Bch, MS VA, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology
- Andrew Oberst, PhD UW, Assistant Professor, Immunology
Awardees for the MCAbee Fellowship:
- Jenny Kanter, PhD, Focus on Causes on Diabetes-Associated Myeloid Inflammation and Accelerated Atherosclerosis
- Daniel Meier, PhD, The Role of Islet Proteases in Preventing Islet Amyloid Formation in vivo
Congratulations Dr. Boyko, Recipient of the 2013 Kelly M. West Award
Dr. Edward Boyko, Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Epidemiology and Health Services, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Kelly M. West Award from the American Diabetes Association. The award was established in 1986 in memory of Kelly M. West, who is widely regarded as the “father of diabetes epidemiology,” and is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. Dr. Boyko is the second winner of this award from the University of Washington; Dr. Wilfred Fujimoto received the award in 1999.
Congratulations Steven E. Kahn,
2013 Endocrine Society Laureate
Steven Kahn, DRC director and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition is being honored with a Laureate Award from the Endocrine Society. Dr. Kahn will receive the 2013 Clinical Investigator Award Lecture, which honors an internationally recognized clinical investigator who has contributed significantly to the pathogenesis, pathophysiology and therapy of endocrine diseases. Dr. Kahn’s studies have included the demonstration in humans of the normal relationship between insulin sensitivity and insulin release that resulted in a paradigm shift in interpreting ß-cell function and helped bring to the fore the critical role of ß-cell dysfunction in disturbances of glucose metabolism. For more information please click here.
Welcome to the University of Washington Diabetes Research Center
The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) at the University of Washington is one of 18 Diabetes Research Centers sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to promote basic, translational, and clinical research on diabetes and related metabolic disorders.
- Since our Center’s founding over 30 years ago, our service has always focused on one priority: facilitating and enhancing diabetes research to find a cure to diabetes.
- The Diabetes Research Center serves as resource for diabetes investigators at the University of Washington and affiliated institutions.
- We continue to encourage, foster, and support all stages of diabetes-related translational research and studies.
- The ultimate goals of diabetes research are to elucidate the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease processes causing diabetes and the end-organ complications of this disease. Learn more about the DRC.
Recent DRC-supported Publications
Brooks-Worrell BM, Palmer JP. Attenuation of islet-specific T cell responses is associated with C-peptide improvement in autoimmune type 2 diabetes patients. Clinical and experimental immunology 2013;171:164-70. PMCID 3573287.
Yang J, James EA, Sanda S, Greenbaum C, Kwok WW. CD4+ T cells recognize diverse epitopes within GAD65: implications for repertoire development and diabetes monitoring. Immunology 2013;138:269-79. PMCID 3573280.
Cheramy M, Hampe CS, Ludvigsson J, Casas R. Characteristics of in-vitro phenotypes of glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 autoantibodies in high-titre individuals. Clinical and experimental immunology 2013;171:247-54. PMCID 3569531.
Chow EJ, Pihoker C, Friedman DL, et al. Glucocorticoids and insulin resistance in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013;60:621-6. PMCID 3568436.
Aston-Mourney K, Zraika S, Udayasankar J, et al. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 reduces islet amyloid formation by degrading islet amyloid polypeptide. J Biol Chem 2013;288:3553-9. PMCID 3561574.