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 […]

McKee discusses strategies for personalized type 2 diabetes treatment

On April 1, ReachMD released an interview featuring Alexis McKee, MD in their “Diabetes Discourse” series. The discussion is titled, “Collaborative Goal Setting in Type 2 Diabetes: Tailoring Treatment Plans for Patients.”  In the 10-minute interview, McKee discusses communication strategies that can be used to create personalized treatment plans and to improve adherence among patients […]

Carmichael publishes article on GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

Kim A. Carmichael, MD published a recent article in the February 2022 issue of Consultant 360 titled, “What Do You Need to Know About GLP-1 Receptors Agonists?”  GLP-1 agonists, otherwise known as glucagon-like peptide 1 agonists, are an important class of medications for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.  As the author and series editor, […]

Hughes Lab publishes research on primary cilia’s role in insulin secretion

On December 14, Jing W. Hughes, MD, PhD and Hughes Lab members had their research titled, “Islet primary cilia motility controls insulin secretion,” published in “bioRxiv.”   “Primary cilia are specialized cell-surface organelles that mediate sensory perception and, in contrast to motile cilia and flagella, are thought to lack motility function.” People with type 2 diabetes […]