UW Diabetes Institute Researcher Francis Kim Receives NIH R01 Award

Dr. Francis Kim, MD, has been awarded an NIH R01 grant for his project entitled “Endothelial nitric oxide synthase and regulation of macrophage function”. This 4-year award investigates the novel hypothesis that macrophage Nos3/NO is required to maintain hepatic insulin sensitivity through its effects on macrophage activation and myelopoiesis, and that the loss of these effects of NO leads to obesity-associated hepatic insulin resistance. Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology.