Dr. Joshua Thaler has been selected as the recipient of a 2013 Early Investigators Award by The Endocrine Society. The Early Investigators Awards provide monetary support to assist in the development of early career investigators and recognition of their accomplishments in endocrine research.
DOCE Director Michael W. Schwartz, MD (MTE) is senior author of a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that presents the first evidence of structural change in the brain in both rodents and humans associated with diet-induced obesity. DOCE researcher Dr. Josh Thaler, MD, PhD, (MTE), is the first author on the paper entitled ʽObesity Is Associated with Hypothalamic Injury in Rodents and Humansʼ which was published in the January 3rd issue.
Dr. Jay Heinecke, MD (MTE) has been awarded an NIH/NHLBI R01 for his project entitled “Quantitative Assessment of HDL Function”. The goal of the research is to identify proteins that alter HDL’s function and are selectively enriched or depleted in subjects at risk for CVD.
Dr. Savitha Subramanian, MD (MTE) is the recipient of a University of Washington Royalty Research Fund Award for her project titled “Role of hepatic macrophages in obesity”. This project will explore the changes in the liver immune microenvironment in the setting of chronic caloric excess using animal models and cell culture. Dr. Subramanian is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.
Dr. Alan Chait, professor and head of the division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, has been selected as the 2013 Western Society of Clinical Investigation (WSCI) Mayo Soley Award winner. The Mayo Soley award is given to a “senior investigator in recognition of lifetime achievement in the area of scientific endeavor and training of junior investigators.”