Locally Funded Research
The mission of the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation is to ensure the availability of funds necessary for the full exploration of all the scientific possibilities that diabetes research is generating. The American Diabetes Association has been funding innovative diabetes research since 1955.
Currently, the Oregon & SW Washington area is host to one funded research project totaling $333,500 over the next three years.
Locally Funded Researcher
Christopher Madden, PhD
Oregon Health and Sciences University
General Research Subject: Obesity
Research Profile: This project investigates the mechanisms by which maintenance on antipsychotic medications leads to high blood sugar and wieght gain. The increased understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the undesirable side effects of antipsychotic drugs will suggest novel approaches to designing pharmacological agents that avoid these side effects and will provide valuable new information about the normal physiological basis for the appropriate regulation of blood sugar and body weight.
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