Andrew Fyfe Stewart, MD, a renowned expert in endocrinology and diabetes research will be speaking at the Diabetes Day Symposium on Thursday, November 5. His lecture titled, Advances and obstacles to human beta cell replication for diabetes will be held in Moore Auditorium from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
Dr. Stewart is the Director of the Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also the Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease).
Dr. Andrew Stewart has led a career devoted to patient care and basic and clinical research in endocrinology and diabetes research for over 30 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York. He served as a fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut, and rose to the rank of tenured Professor at Yale. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1997 to become Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He recently moved to New York to serve as the Director of the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute at Mount Sinai in November, 2012.
Andrew Fyfe Stewart, MD is a leading authority on human pancreatic beta cell replication and regeneration. His research focuses on understanding and developing novel means for inducing beta cell regeneration. His group was the first to demonstrate that growth factors could drive beta cell replication in vivo in mammals, and also improve glucose control in living animals. He was also the first to carefully define cell cycle control in the rodent and human beta cell, and is actively involved in understanding why human beta cells normally do not replicate. Using gene therapy and small molecule approaches, his team has been able to induce replication in human beta cells, and to reverse diabetes with engineered, rapidly replicating human beta cells in vivo.
Dr. Stewart was the 2008 recipient of the Endocrine Society’s Gerald Aurbach Award for outstanding scientific achievement.
Diabetes Day Symposium
Thursday, November 5, 2015
12:30 – 2:45 pm
Farrell Learning and Teaching Center Atrium
Lunch will be provided for DRC members and poster presenters
3:00 – 4:00 pm
LECTURE BY ANDREW F. STEWART, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Advances and obstacles to human beta cell replication for diabetes