Hughes, Adamson, Petersen and Speck attend AAP, ASCI and APSA joint meeting 

During the weekend of April 21-23, Jing Hughes, MD, PhD; fellows Samantha Adamson, MD, PhD and Max Petersen, MD; and student Sarah Speck attended an annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The joint meeting was hosted by The Association of American Physicians (AAP), The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), and The American Physician-Scientists Association (APSA).  […]

Riek featured in The Science of St. Louis Blues Hockey 

The Science of St. Louis Blues Hockey series hosts physicians from Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University as they take viewers behind the scenes to discuss the science of how the St. Louis Blues function, from the brain and the heart to all their muscles, joints and ligaments.   Dr. Amy Riek of the Division of […]

Millman Lab receives funding to improve engraftment of stem cells through genetic engineering 

In January, Jeffrey Millman, PhD was awarded funding of $450,000 from JDRF for his lab’s project titled “Genetic Engineering to Improve Engraftment of Stem Cell-Derived Islets.”    Transplantation of new insulin-producing cells into the patients could be a functional cure for type 1 diabetes. We have developed a method for creating these cells in the lab […]

Urano publishes review on the role of endoplasmic reticulum in diabetes 

In January, Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD and collaborator, Shuntaro Morikawa had their research review titled “The Role of ER Stress in Diabetes: Exploring Pathological Mechanisms Using Wolfram Syndrome,” published in the “International Journal of Molecular Sciences.”  Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is an important cytosolic organelle that contributes to the folding and processing of new secretory proteins, […]

Silverstein discusses the physiology of growth hormone deficiency 

Julie Silverstein, MD

On February 1, Julie M. Silverstein, MD and previous fellow, Alexandra Martirossian, MD were featured in the podcast titled “Expert Conversations: The Physiology of Growth Hormone Deficiency,” hosted by “Consultant360.”  In the podcast, they discuss “the physiology of growth hormone deficiency and differences between childhood- and adult-onset growth hormone deficiency.” The segment is part of their […]

McKee and Zhang publish review on the infectious complications of diabetes 

On January 1, Alexis McKee, MD and Rong Mei Zhang, MD had their review titled “Sickeningly Sweet: Infectious Complications of Diabetes” published in the “Clinical Microbiology Newsletter.”  Diabetes mellitus is incredibly common in the United States and has a high occurrence of infectious complications. These complications cause an increase in morbidity, mortality, and utilization of the […]

Herrick publishes study on social determinants in health documentation 

Cynthia Herrick, MD, FACP

In February, Cynthia Herrick, MD and colleagues had their research titled “The adoption of social determinants of health documentation in clinical settings,” published in “Health Services Research.”  The study was focused on understanding “the frequency of social determinants of health (SDOH) diagnosis codes (Z-codes) within the electronic health record for patients with prediabetes and diabetes […]

Crewe publishes research on the effects of cav1 on insulin-independent glucose uptake

In December, Clair Crewe, PhD and colleagues had their research titled “Deficient Caveolin-1 Synthesis in Adipocytes Stimulates Systemic Insulin-Independent Glucose Uptake via Extracellular Vesicles,” published in “Diabetes.”  Within plasma membrane invaginations, is an essential structural and signaling component called cavelolin-1 (cav1). It is also abundantly found in adipocytes. Throughout the study, Crewe and collaborators analyze […]