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A central mission of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center » and the Vanderbilt DRTC »is training the next generation of scientists and physicians who will improve the lives of patients with diabetes. Each year the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center presents the Vanderbilt Scholar in Diabetes Award to recognize a graduate student and a postdoctoral fellow based on his/her diabetes-related research at Vanderbilt.
In the Ph.D. post-doctoral fellow category, the 2012 Vanderbilt Scholar in Diabetes is Lindsay Mayberry, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow working with Chandra Osborn, Ph.D., MPH, Tom Elasy, M.D., MPH, and Russell Rothman, M.D., MPP, is the project coordinator for a study examining how technology can be used to assist with medication adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes. She is also investigating the role of family support on patient outcomes during the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
In the graduate student category, the 2012 Vanderbilt Scholar in Diabetes is Jeffrey Bonner, current student in the laboratory of David Wasserman, Ph.D., has focused on understanding the role of blood vessels in muscle insulin resistance. Using a mouse model, he has demonstrated that reduced muscle capillaries can lead to reduced glucose uptake and muscle insulin resistance.
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Released July 13, 2020