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”
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”