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Diabetes Awareness Month: The Past, Present and Future of Diabetes Treatment
In the last 20-plus years, there has been a rapid acceleration of research and technology to make the lives of people with diabetes easier to manage. One promising treatment approach currently being developed is islet cell transplant. Michael Rickels, MD, medical director for the Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, notes, “this therapy has been life-changing and really transformative” for patients who are debilitated by glycemic lability and frequent, severe hypoglycemia. Learn More | ABC News
Mitchell Lazar inducted into the National Academy of Sciences
Congratulations is to Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD on his formal induction into The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) at the annual meeting #NAS155. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit organization of the country's leading researchers. The NAS recognizes and promotes outstanding science through election to membership; publication in its journal, PNAS; and its awards, programs, and special activities.
Doris Stoffers elected to the Council of the ASCI
Congratulations to Doris A. Stoffers, MD, PhD for her election to the Council for the American Society of Clinical Investigation. The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice. Founded in 1908, the Society is home to over 3,000 members in the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry.
Women Past Menopause May Be Fatter Than They Think
Anastassia Amaro, MD, Medical Director of Penn Metabolic Medicine, and Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM, a Professor of Medicine in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, are quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about why body mass index (BMI) may no longer be an accurate measure of obesity for post-menopausal women, following a new study published in the journal Menopause. Read the Philadelphia Inquirer Article
Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs™
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