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2011 Grant Awardees
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Fall 2011
Fellows Development Research Grant Program in Diabetes, Obesity, and Fat Cell Biology
Brittany Bohinc, M.D. – Duke University Hospital
The Association of Serum Thyroid Hormone Pattern Abnormalities, Hepatic Tissue Thyroid Hypofunction and Gene Expression of Potential Regulators of Intracellular Thyroid Hormone Concentration with Severity of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Program Director: Thomas Weber, M.D.

Maria Cecilia Catilo, M.D. – New York Presbyterian/Columbia University

Maximal Beta-Cell Function After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Compared to Lean Subjects
Program Director: John Bilezikian, M.D.

Tina Cheng, M.D. – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Effect of Vitamin D on Endothelial Function in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Measured by Endo-PAT
Program Director: Phyllis W. Speiser, M.D.

Elena De Filippis, M.D., Ph.D. – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Role of BPA in Adipocytes Development and Physiology
Program Director: Evan Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.

Nitesh Kuhadiya, M.D., M.P.H. – University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Liraglutide as Additional Treatment in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Program Director: Ajay Chaudhuri, M.D.

Ashley Shoemaker, M.D. – Vanderbilt University

Effects of Exenatide on Body Weight in Patients with Hypothalamic Obesity
Program Director:  William Russell, M.D.

Marilyn Fishman Grant for Diabetes Research

Stephanie Chung, M.B.B.S. – Baylor College of Medicine
Glucose Production and Gluconeogenesis in Children with Type 2 Diabetes
Program Director:  Katherine Hwu, M.D.

Krishnaswamy Rao, M.D. – Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Effect of Dietary Counseling and Behavior Modification on Lipid Profiles and Inflammatory Mediators in Preschool Children with Type 1 Diabetes?
Program Director: Kathleen Bethin, M.D.

Anu Vishwanath, M.D. – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Influence of Maternal Diabetes Mellitus on Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cell microRNA
Program Director: Kenneth Copeland, M.D.

Peter Wolfgram, M.D. – University of Wisconsin

The Role of Ethnicity and Race in Site Specific Fat Distribution, Inflammation and Insulin Resistance in Children
Program Director: David B. Allen, M.D.

The EFF Endocrine Research Grant

Penelope Armada, M.D. – Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
The Evaluation of the Effects of Anti TNF - Treatment in the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Murine
Program Director: Elizabeth Estrada, M.D.

Emily Evans-Hoeker, M.D. – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Isoflavones (genistein, daidzein and glycetein), Black Cohosh and the GPR30 Estrogen Receptor
Program Director: Marc A. Fritz, M.D.

Alexander Uihlein, M.D. – Massachusetts General Hospital

Testosterone and Alendronate in Hypogonadal Men
Program Director: Beverly M.K. Biller M.D.

Spring 2011
Fellows Development Research Grant Program in Diabetes, Obesity, and Fat Cell Biology
Jonathan Howell, M.D., Ph.D.—Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Center
Incretin Expression and Regional Patterning in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Intestine
Program Director: Philippe Backeljauw, M.D.

Ania Jastreboff, M.D. – Yale University

GLP-1 Analogue Effect on Neural Food Reward-Motivation Pathways
Program Director: Silvio Inzucchi, M.D.

Shana McCormack, M.D. – Massachusetts General Hospital

Cardiovascular Fitness in Overweight Children and Adolescents Before and After an Intensive In-Home Exercise Training Intervention
Program Director: Joseph A. Majzoub, M.D.

Tracy Tylee, M.D. – University of Washington

A Role for Leptin in the Regulation of Voluntary Activity in Mice
Program Director: Dace Trence, M.D.

Marilyn Fishman Grant for Diabetes Research

Erin Dunnigan, M.D., MBA – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
QR-Bromocriptine as an Adjunct to Insulin and Metformin in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
Program Director:  Ildiko Lingvay, MD, MPH, MSCS

Daniel Hsia, M.D. – Bayor College of Medicine

Differences in Glucose Metabolism in Adolescent Patients Before and After Bariatric Surgery
Program Director:  Katherine Hwu, M.D.

Paula Newton, M.D. – Washington University School of Medicine

The Impact of Acute Moderate Intensity Exercise on Blood Glucose in Children and Young Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Program Director:  Paul Hruz, M.D., Ph.D.

Cynthia Yazbeck, M.D. – University of Pittsburgh

Contribution of Adipocyte-Specific ATGL-Medicated Triacylglycerol Hydrolysis to Adipocyte Function, Insulin Responsiveness and Inflammation In Vivo
Program Director:  Andrew F. Stewart, M.D.

The EFF Endocrine Research Grant

Bethany Freedman, M.D., Ph.D. – Children’s Hospital Boston
Adrenal Lineage Development: The Role of the Zona Glomerulosa
Program Director:  Joseph Majzoub, M.D.

Joelle Taylor, M.D. – Eastern Virginia Medical School

A Novel in Vitro Human Trophoblast-3D Endometrial Culture to Study Invasion and the Role of BMP2
Program Director:  David Archer, M.D.

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