DOCE Director Michael Schwartz, MD, Receives ADA Basic Science Award

Dr. Michael Schwartz has been awarded an American Diabetes Association Basic Science Award for his project “Novel Anti-Diabetic Actions of Hypothalamic FGF19-FGFR1 Signaling”. The proposal stems from the finding that FGF19 action in the brain rapidly, potently and selectively increases insulin-independent glucose disposal identifies a novel, CNS-driven mechanism with translational implications for both the pathogenesis and treatment of human diabetes. Studies in this proposal seek to clarify how this occurs and the extent to which it explains the anti-diabetic effect of bariatric surgical procedures.