At the Bench

Over 40% of physicians, nationwide, experience burnout, a condition characterized as a long-term stress reaction due to regulatory pressures, time constraints and evolving care-delivery models that can cause a decrease in care quality, high physician turnover, and mental health problems. While burnout is a complex issue that will require various...
1. Abler LL, O'Driscoll CA, Colopy SA, Keil Stietz KP, Wang P, Wang Z, Hartmann F, Crader-Smith SM, Ouellette JN, Mehta V, Oakes S, Grimes MD, Mitchell GS, Baan M, Gallagher SJ, Davis DB, Kimple ME, Bjorling DE, Watters JJ, Vezina CM. The influence of intermittent hypoxia, obesity and diabetes...
Marina Sharifi, MD, PhD, fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, is one of 11 subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The grant will support Dr. Sharifi’s research project, “Multiplex Liquid...
In 2014, Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, was reading a study out of Australia that looked at how mice responded to dozens of controlled diets when one thing caught his attention: The mice fed the least amount of protein were the healthiest. “That was really interesting...
Researchers at the Department of Medicine and UW Carbone Cancer Center are working to understand why some primary care clinics in rural locations have successfully attained high rates of colorectal cancer screenings, insight they hope will help raise the rates of colorectal cancer screenings across all rural clinics. This research...
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Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases have seemingly little in common. But researchers like Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, look at these diseases through one common lens, aging - the biggest risk factor across all of...
Luigi Puglielli, MD, PhD, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and his lab published a study in Communications Biology on the roles of two enzymes that are imperative to protein production, which could lead to potential treatments for age-related diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease. Using mouse models, the team found that targeting the...
1. Akhter A, Patel R, Nelsen E, Benson ME, Gopal DV, Soni A, Pfau P. Prospective Comparison of Moderate Conscious Sedation and Anesthesia Assistance for the Performance of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021;2021:8892085. 2. Al Mukaddim R, Weichmann AM, Mitchell CC, Varghese T. Enhancement of in...
In a new article published in Neurology, Department of Medicine researchers found a correlation between living in disadvantaged neighborhoods and changes in brain structure and function that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s diseases and related dementias. Researchers used the Area Deprivation Index, developed by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics...