May 03 Gerald I. Shulman, MD: “Leptin and Type 1 Diabetes” (Crispell Lecture: Endocrine Grand Rounds)

May 3, 2016 by Health System Enterprise Calendar

[Aurbach Bldng (1st floor conference room) — 450 Ray C. Hunt Drive, Fontaine Research Park] Gerald I Shulman, MD, PhD, FACP, MACE, is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology at the Yale School of Medicine. He is also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; co-director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center; and director of the Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center.

Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans for the first time. Using this approach he has conducted ground breaking basic and clinical investigative studies on the cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance that have led to several paradigm shifts in our understanding of type 2 diabetes.