McKee publishes article on Neutral Protamine Hagedorn insulin 

On September 12, Alexis McKee, MD published an article on “EndocrineWeb,” titled “What Is the Peak Time for NPH Insulin?”  “Insulin is a lifesaving hormone that is necessary for cells in your body to absorb sugar (glucose). Depending on the type of diabetes mellitus a person has, there can be a complete absence of insulin (type […]

Carmichael publishes article on diabetic eye disorders 

In August, Kim A. Carmichael, MD published a recent article in Issue 8 of “Consultant 360,” titled “How Do We Best Care for the Eyes of People With Diabetes?”  The most common eye disorders among those with diabetes are cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Cataracts is “2 to 5 times more likely to occur in adults with diabetes […]

McGill and Salam publish research on how continuous glucose monitoring reduces hypoglycemia 

On June 1, Janet B. McGill, MD, MA, FACP, Maamoun Salam, MD and colleagues has their work titled “Benefit of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Reducing Hypoglycemia Is Sustained Through 12 Months of Use among Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes,” published in “Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics.”  In the study, they evaluate the Wireless Innovation for […]

Millman featured in AP News: Do stem cells grow better in space? 

On July 17, Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD was featured in AP News’ article titled, “High-flying experiment: Do stem cells grow better in space?”  As scientists see great promise in stem cell research, “researcher Dhruv Sareen’s own stem cells are now orbiting the Earth. The mission? To test whether they’ll grow better in zero gravity.”   […]

Herrick publishes research on the social needs of Medicaid beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes 

Cynthia Herrick, MD, FACP

In May, Cynthia Herrick, MD, FACP and collaborators had their study titled, “Associations among social needs, health and healthcare utilization, and desire for navigation services among US Medicaid beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes,” published in “Health and Social Care in the Community.”  The study’s intent was to better understand the social needs of Medicaid beneficiaries […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Millman publishes research on insulin-producing SC-islets after transplantation

On March 16, Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD and collaborators had their research titled “Differential Function and Maturation of Human Stem Cell-Derived Islets After Transplantation,” published in issue 3 of “Stem Cells Translational Medicine.”  It is evident that cell replacement therapy is a potential treatment for patients with diabetes. One possible renewable source of replacement cells are stem-cell […]

Lodhi receives $2M grant to study mitochondrial dynamics in brown fat-mediated thermogenesis

Irfan Lodhi, PhD

Irfan Lodhi, associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, received a $1.95 million grant from the National Institute of Health for research titled “Mitochondrial dynamics and the control of adipose tissue thermogenesis.”  Targeting brown fat function to promote thermogenesis and increase energy expenditure is a promising strategy to treat obesity and the associated […]