Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition

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June, 2013

Dr. Daisy Sahoo receives the Daniel McCarty Award for Research Excellence

Daisy Sahoo, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition, has been awarded the 2013 Daniel McCarty Award for Research Excellence. This award, named for Daniel McCarty, the 4th Chair of Medicine at MCW (1974-1989), is presented to an Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine who demonstrates significant research accomplishment and who shows promise of leadership and mentorship. Dr. Sahoo was recognized for her studies on HDL-cholesterol metabolism and the role of scavenger receptors in atherosclerosis.  

Dr. Sahoo, who joined MCW as faculty in 2007, is a member of the Cardiovascular Research Center. She also holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Biochemistry. She received this prestigious award on June 7, 2013 at the Department of Medicine Residents’ Graduation Dinner.

November, 2009

Dr. Irene O'Shaughnessy named as one of the Best Doctors in America

December, 2008

CCE Cardiometabolic Disorders: Medical College of Wisconsin, Irene O'Shaughnessy, MD, Michael J. Hoffmann, Member, IEEE, Paul E. Knudson, and M. Barabara Silver-Thorn, Member, IEEE. "A Device for Noninvasive Assessment of Vascular Impairment Risk in the Lower Extremity" IEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 55, No. 12, 2786-2791, Dec. 2008.

July, 2008

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has announced the first awardees of the CTSI-sponsored K12 program, which provides mentored training opportunities for investigators working in clinical/translational research.

These awards support the research career development of junior faculty who have made a significant commitment to focus on clinical/translational research, to gain experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches.

Dr. Srividya Kidambi, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition), will investigate the effect of diabetes mellitus on cholesterol absorption, synthesis, and statin efficacy. This study proposes to measure cholesterol absorption and synthesis to evaluate the efficacy of cholesterol synthesis inhibitors vs. cholesterol-absorption inhibitors in subjects with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Award winners receive 75 percent protected time plus $25,000/year for research expenses with up to three years of supervised career development activities and mentored research, the awards provide the opportunity for their development into independent investigators conducting clinical/translational research.

May, 2008

Dr. Srividya Kidambi, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition) received a Young Investigator Travel Award from the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) to attend the society's 23rd annual scientific meeting May 14-17, 2008 in New Orleans.

Dr. Kidambi received the award based on her abstract titled Hypertension, Insulin Resistance and Aldosterone: A Deadly Triad in African American Males, which investigates how hypertension, insulin resistance, and plasma aldosterone are inter-related in African American men compared to African American women. The goal of the study was to determine if certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as insulin resistance affect men and women differently.

The ASH Young Investigators Travel award provides the recipient with monetary support to cover travel and registrations costs and the annual meeting. Only twenty are given out each year.

April, 2008

Dr. Denise Teves Qualler, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition) received the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Young Investigator Award.

Dr. Teves Qualler received this award based on her abstract titled The Relationship Between Free Testosterone and Longitudinal Changes in Bone Mineral Density in Elderly Men. Dr. Teves Qualler's mentor is David D. Gutterman, MD, Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology and Senior Associate Dean of Research.

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