Adams Renews VA Merit Award

Chris Adams, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, has successfully renewed a four-year, $650,000 VA Merit Award. Dr. Adams and his colleagues will use this renewal to continue their investigations of age-related skeletal muscle atrophy, or sarcopenia. Specifically, they will build on the previous grant’s work, which resulted in the […]

FOEDRC Investiture Reception, 9/28

Two Chairs and a Professorship were formally bestowed on their inaugural appointees last week. Two of the three were endowed by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), its nation of members each giving what they can to the larger goal of supporting the Diabetes Research Center (DRC). (It should be noted that the other Chair […]

Adams Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant

Dr. Christopher Adams, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has received a five-year, $2.4M grant from the National Institutes of Health to study skeletal muscle atrophy. In preliminary studies, performed in mouse models, Dr. Adams and members of his lab have identified the first example of a protein that is required for the loss of skeletal […]

Adams named Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair

Christopher Adams, MD, PhD, has been named the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair. This position has been endowed by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) to propel and accelerate the pace of discoveries in the FOE Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC), whose mission is to advance knowledge of the mechanisms of diabetes and its […]

Protein interaction drives muscle atrophy

Muscle wasting, or atrophy, is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. Aging is the most common cause, but muscle atrophy also happens as a result of muscle disuse—after injury or spinal cord damage, for example—malnutrition, critical illness, or advanced chronic diseases like cancer. Although muscle atrophy is very common, the molecular pathways that […]