Transgender Center celebrates LGBTQIA+ pride

On June 25-26, some of our Transgender Center doctors celebrated LGBTQIA+ pride at St. Louis PrideFest. Along with many others from Washington University School of Medicine, they marched proudly in the PrideFest parade with OUTmed. You also may have seen them helping out at the OUTmed booth, providing information about the Transgender Center.  Year-round, the […]

Salam selected for 2022-2023 Teaching Scholars Program cohort

On June 22, Maamoun Salam, MD was accepted into the Washington University School of Medicine 2022-2023 Teaching Scholars Program cohort. The 12-month certificate program is meant to develop future leaders in healthcare education by enhancing their knowledge and skills, and focusing on core components of educational scholarship and curriculum development. Dr. Salam began his medical […]

Gui named awardee of 2022 Winston Fellowship in Diabetes Research

Chang Gui has recently been named awardee of the 2022 David and Deborah Winston Fellowship in Diabetes Research. Chang is a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is working in the Meyer Muscle Lab, led by Gretchen Meyer, PhD. Chang will use the award to investigate the crosstalk between skeletal muscle and adipose […]

Litvin publishes research on the effects of elexacaftor-tezacaftor-ivacaftor on those with cystic fibrosis

In March, Marina Litvin, MD and collaborators published research titled the “Effect of elexacaftor-tezacaftor-ivacaftor on body weight and metabolic parameters in adults with cystic fibrosis,” in the “Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.” The study’s purpose was to bring definition to the effect that elexacaftor-tezacaftor-ivacaftor (ETI) has on body weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, lipids […]

Urano publishes research on the connection between loss of WFS1 function and ER stress-mediated inflammation

On March 25, Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD and colleagues had their research titled “Loss of Function of WFS1 Causes ER Stress-Mediated Inflammation in Pancreatic Beta-Cells,” published in “Frontiers in Endocrinology.”  Wolfram syndrome is “a rare genetic disorder characterized by juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus, optic nerve atrophy, hearing loss, diabetes insipidus, and progressive neurodegeneration.” The main cause […]

Goldberg receives W. Virgil Brown Distinguished Achievement Award

On June 3, Anne Carol Goldberg, MD, FACP, FAHA, FNLA received the W. Virgil Brown Distinguished Achievement Award from the National Lipid Association (NLA).   The award is the highest honor given out by the NLA and acknowledges outstanding contributions in the diagnosis and treatment of lipid disorders.   Dr. Anne Carol Goldberg is an […]

Repa-Eschen, Bockius and Frankfater receive 2022 Milestone Service Award

In May, Washington University announced the recipients of the 2022 Staff Milestone Service Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate staff for their many years of service. In appreciation, we’d like thank each recipient and highlight those from the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research:  40 Years of Service  Linda Repa-Eschen Research Statistician II  10 Years […]

Remedi publishes on ATP-sensitive potassium channels in hyperinsulinism and type 2 diabetes

On February 23, Maria S. Remedi, PhD and collaborators had their findings published in “Diabetes,” titled “ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels in Hyperinsulinism and Type 2 Diabetes: Inconvenient Paradox or New Paradigm?” The article is meant to assess if adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels are a new and effective way of thinking, in regard to hyperinsulinism and type […]

Jiang publishes research on AAV gene therapy for Tay-Sachs disease

On February 10, Xuntian Jiang, PhD and collaborators had their research titled, “AAV gene therapy for Tay-Sachs disease,” published in “Nature Medicine.”  Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is defined as an inherited neurological disorder caused by deficiency of hexosaminidase A.   The study assesses two patients with infantile TSD in an adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy expanded-access […]

Augsornworawat receives award for research on single-cell sequencing of stem cell-derived islets

On May 2, Punn Augsornworawat, PhD received the Biomedical Engineering Outstanding Research Award for his work in the single-cell sequencing of stem cell-derived islets for diabetes cell therapy.  Augsornworawat joined the Millman Lab back in 2018 as a doctoral student in the Biomedical Engineering PhD program. His interests lie in using bioinformatics to study islet development […]