Links between type 2 diabetes and lipid mobilization point to new treatment target

Yumi Imai, MD, associate professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, received a four-year, $710,000 VA Merit Award. With this new grant, Imai will build on previous research to investigate type 2 diabetes treatment by identifying correlations between lipolysis and beta cell dysfunction.  “Type 2 diabetes is the major health problem with high prevalence in the US, inflicting […]

2019 Newly Promoted Associate Professors

Out of a consideration for time, Lois Geist, MD, associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, said that she would keep her descriptions of member successes brief. But, she made clear, that brevity in no way should diminish the hard work and tremendous achievements of those being honored that afternoon. Unlike the celebration of 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 […]

Imai Named to NIH Study Section

Dr. Yumi Imai, Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has accepted an invitation to join the Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology study section of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review. During her four-year term, Dr. Imai will review and make recommendations on grant applications submitted to the NIH, as well as continuously survey the status of […]

Imai Receives R01 and ADA Grants

Dr. Yumi Imai, Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has recently learned that her NIH R01 grant with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has been renewed. This $1,036,608 grant will continue to fuel Dr. Imai’s research into the role of the lipid droplet protein in obesity and diabetes. Unregulated accumulation […]