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.
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July 2, 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 versus 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 6, 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 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 registration costs and for the annual meeting. Twenty are given out each year.
April 2, 2008
Denise A. Teves, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition, received the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Teves 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’ mentor is David D. Gutterman, MD, Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology and Senior Associate Dean of Research.