May 04 Medical Grand Rounds: Gerald I. Shulman, MD (Yale University) — “Cellular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance: Implications for Obesity, Lipodystrophy and Type 2 Diabetes” (Crispell Lecturer)

May 4, 2016 by Health System Enterprise Calendar

[Old Jordan Hall Auditorium (rm 1-4)] 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.