Research Excellence Archive

Previous Thomas R. Lee Career Development Award Winners

2013 - Ana Quinones, PhD, Oregon Health and Sciences University
"Complex chronic care needs of older minorities with Diabetes Mellitus"

2012 - Ling Qi, PhD, Cornell University,
Regulation of systemic insulin sensitivityby adipocytes XBP1s

2011 - Christoph Buettner, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Medical Center
"Regulation of innate immunity by brain  insulin"

2010 - *There were no award winners in 2010.

2009 - Umut Ozcan, MD, Children's Hospital Boston
"Role Of ER Stress and ATF4 In Development Of Leptin Resistance"

2008 - David H. Wagner, Jr., PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Webb-Waring Institute
"CD40 As A Biomarker in Type 1 Diabetes"

2007 - Jianhua Shao, PhD, University of California, San Diego
"Transcriptional regulation of adiponectin gene expression"

2006 - Zheng-Gen Jin, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center
"Molecular basis for diabetes-associated endothelial dysfunction"

2005 - Keyong Du, PhD, New England Medical Center
"A novel Akt interacting protein that regulates glucose transport and Akt compartmentalized activation by insulin"

2004 - Raghavendra Mirmira, MD, PhD, Indiana University
"Epigenetic regulation of insulin gene transcription"

2003 - Vincent Poitout, PhD, DVM, Pacific Northwest Research Institute
Mechanisms of Fatty-Acid Potentiation of Insulin Secretion

2002 - Louis Ragolia, PhD, Winthrop University Hospital
The Molecular Basis of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Apoptosis

 Previous Gail Patrick Innovation Award Winners

2013 - Ian Sweet, PhD, University of Washington
"Role of cytochrome c translocation in insulin release"

2012 - William Greg Schrage, PhD, University of Wisconsin
In vivo imaging of cerebrovascular structure and function in metabolic syndrome

2011 - Paul Joseph Dimuzzio, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
"A Stem Cell Vascular Graft"

2010 - Yong Zhao, MD, PhD, The University of Illinois at Chicago
"Mechanism of reversal of type 1 diabetes by cord blood stem cell-modulated regulatory T cells"

2007 - Christopher Saudek, MD, Johns Hopkins University
"Test of a Unique Isotopic Biomarker for Studies of Obesity and Diabetes"

2007 - Teresa Paula DiLorenzo, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Pharmacologic Repression of an Autoantigen Gene in Type 1 Diabetes

2006 - Pamela Jean Fink, PhD, University of Washington
Induction of Tolerance to Pancreatic Antigens in Recent Thymic Emigrants

2006 - Anthony Carruthers, PhD
Can we Prevent HIV-protease inhibitor-Induced Insulin Resistance by Understanding GLUT4 Inhibition?

2005 - Steven M. Tracy, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Coxsackievirus Induction of Insulitis in Young NOD Mice

  • Last Reviewed: October 17, 2013
  • Last Edited: October 7, 2014

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