DOCE researchers Bornfeldt, Sweet and Kim awarded an NIH Supplemental Grant

An investigative team comprised of Diabetes & Obesity Center of Excellence researchers Karin Bornfeldt PhD, Francis Kim MD and Ian Sweet PhD, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Researcher David Hockenbery MD, were awarded an NIH Supplemental Grant through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Funding is being provided to these 4 laboratories to collaboratively study factors mediating susceptibility to diabetic complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy and atherosclerosis. The seed grant will support this nascent group in establishing novel investigative approaches that will lay the foundation for long-term programmatic funding.