Current Research Award Recipients

Three five-year Research Scholar Awards were given to tenure track faculty who show outstanding promise in the field of diabetes/obesity research.  Additionally, the FOE DRC Pilot Project Program awards $50,000 annually to young investigators who propose to establish a research career in diabetes/obesity, to senior investigators in another field who want to explore a project related to diabetes/obesity, or to an established diabetes/obesity investigator who proposes to pursue an entirely new approach.  Recipients are chosen based on a competitive evaluation of proposals submitted by the applicants. 

Research Scholar Recipients

Christopher Adams, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Project Title: To investigate how conditions such as diabetes alter muscle gene expression and how these changes in gene expression cause muscle astrophy.

Andrew Norris, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Project Title: To identify early points of intervention that will serve to reduce a person's lifetime risk of diabetes.
Kamal Rahmouni, PhD 
Associate Professor
Project Title: To provide new insights into why certain individuals develop diabetes or its complications.

Current Pilot Project Program Recipients

Songhai Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Pharmacology and Internal Medicine
Project Title: "Hepatic WDR26: a Novel Regulator of the PKA Signaling and Glucose Metabolism."

N. Charles Harata, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Project Title: "Acute hypoglycemia and release of neurotransmitter glutamate from brain neurons."

Alberto Maria Segre, PhD

Chair and Gerard P Weeg Faculty Scholar in Informatics
Project Title: "Remote Monitoring in Diabetic Foot Ulcers."