Register here: Virtual Diabetes Research Center Seminar Series Registration 9/09/2020

The Virtual Diabetes Research Center Seminar Series is an effort to connect investigators and trainees during this time of great change, anxiety, and isolation related to the COVID crisis. This pilot seminar series is organized by the NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Indiana University in Indianapolis, Stanford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado, the University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, and in North Carolina (logos and connections below). The initial seminar series featuring an outstanding speaker discussing the latest in diabetes, obesity, or metabolic research has just concluded - see below to access these outstanding presentations. 

The seminar series will resume on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 (2:00 PM EST | 1:00 PM CST | 12:00 PM MST | 11:00 AM PST) with a presentation by Professor Anna Gloyn (Stanford), “Using human genetics to unravel mechanisms of human islet-cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes.”

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DRC Virtual Seminar Series Advisory Panel

Seminar logo by Diane Saunders, Vanderbilt

Seminar Schedule

 Date and Time



Watch Lecture

04/08 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Dr. Steven Kahn, MB, ChB
(University of Washington)

“Unraveling Beta-cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes: From the Unpredicted to the Unknown”


04/15 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Victor L. Schuster, M.D.
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

“To burn, or not to burn: fat is the question”


04/22 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Anath Shalev, MD

"Preservation of islet function in type 1 diabetes - from bench to bedside"


04/29 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Carey N. Lumeng, MD, PhD
(University of Michigan)

"Adipose tissue macrophage function in diabetes and obesity"


05/06 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Nancy Cox, PhD
(Vanderbilt University)

"Working toward a translation of polygenic liability"


05/13 at
1:00 P.M. CST

William Herman, MD, MPH
(University of Michigan)

"Closing the Gap: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment – Take 2"


05/20 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Michael Weiss, MD, PhD, MBA
(Indiana University)

"Adventures with Insulin: From Structural Biology to Novel Therapeutics"


05/27 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Lindsay Mayberry, PhD 
(Vanderbilt University)

"Leveraging Family and Social Contexts to Sustain Diabetes Self-care Behavior Change"


06/03 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Don McClain, MD, PhD
(Wake Forest)

"Diabetes and Iron: Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It"


06/10 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Seung Kim, MD, PhD

"Alpha cell and glucagon regulation in development and diabetes"


06/17 at
1:00 P.M. CST

No Lecture Scheduled Due to ADA Virtual Meeting

06/24 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Jane Reusch, MD

"Microvascular Contributions to Exercise Intolerance in Diabetes"


07/01 at
1:00 P.M. CST

Jeffrey Gonzalez, PhD
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

"Tangled Up In Blue: Depression, Distress and Diabetes"



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