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T32 Alumni

Tyler Titcomb, PhD, RD:

August 1, 2020 - August 1, 2022
Training Focus: The role of the Paleolithic eating pattern in diabetes prevention and management
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Wahls UIHC Clinical Research, Iowa City, Iowa

Adeyinka Taiwo, MD

June 1, 2020 - June 1, 2022
Training Focus: Fatty Liver Disease: Prevalence of NAFLD and risk factors for progression in Type 1 Diabetes
Current Position: Associate of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Iowa

Katie Robinson, MD, PhD

June 1, 2020 - June 1, 2022
Training Focus: Weight Stigma and Metabolic Outcomes
Current Position: Resident (Internal Medicine), University of Iowa

Kanza Khan, PhD 

June 16, 2020 - June 16, 2022
Training Focus: Examining the role of high fat diet and chronic alcohol on neuropathic pain
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology, University of Iowa

Barun Poudel, PhD

June 16, 2020 - June 1, 2021
Training Focus: Role of fat metabolism in sterile bone inflammation
Current Position: Investigator, Innate Immunity Research Unit, GlaxoSmithKline, Pennsylvania

Sarah Bjorkman, MD

May 1, 2020 - June 1, 2021
Training Focus: The role of the Activating Transcription Factor 4 on Brown Fat-Mediated Systemic Metabolic Adaptations
Current Position: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellow at the University of Iowa

Charles Warwick, PhD 

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 
Training Focus: Targeting Mitochondrial Fission for Neuroprotection in Oeripheral Diabetic Neuropathy
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, PA 

Diego Antonio Scerbo, PhD 

July 31, 2018 - March 31, 2019 
Training Focus: Mitochondrial Transport Mechanisms Regulating Skeletal Muscle Substrate Selection
Current Position: Medical Writer, Wunderman Thompson Health, New York, NY 

Katie Robinson, PhD, MP, RD 

August 1, 2017 - April 1, 2019
Training Focus: Predictors of Post-Bariatric Weight Regain
Current Position: Medical Science Liaison at Abbott Nutrition, Iowa City, IA

Jingwei Jiang, PhD 

July 1, 2017 - June 1, 2019 
Training Focus: Centeral Regulation of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Function
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Kyle Flippo, PhD

July 1, 2017 - June 1, 2019
Training Focus: Role of endocrine signaling in the CNS in regulating metabolism
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology 

Adam Hedberg-Buenz, PhD 

June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2020
Training Focus: 
Currention Position: 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Physiology amd Biophysics

Sarah Wernimont, MD, PhD

June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2020
Training focus: Metabolic control of trophoblast differentiation
Current Position: Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota

Catherina Pinnaro, PhD

October 1, 2018 - July 1, 2020
Training Focus: Phenotyping diabetes in Turner syndrome using OGTT and CGM Genetic etiologies of diabetes
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, University of Iowa, Stead Family Dept of Pediatrics