Dr. Joshua Thaler is one of 5 recipients awarded a Pathway to Stop Diabetes Accelerator Award from the American Diabetes Association. This 5-year, $1.625 million grant entitled ” Modulating glial-neuronal interactions to treat obesity and diabetes” explores the possibility that glial cells (the brain’s damage response cells) in the hypothalamus area of the brain play an important part in the process of becoming obese and developing diabetes. Accelerator Awards are granted to early-career diabetes investigators pursuing high risk but promising projects. Dr. Thaler is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition. Click here for more information about this year’s award recipients.