Endocrinology

On Friday, September 16, fourteen Department of Medicine faculty were honored with endowed professorships, fellowships, or chairs at the department’s 2022 Investiture Ceremony, held on campus in the Health Sciences Learning Center. Department Chair and George R. and Elaine Love Professor Lynn Schnapp, MD, welcomed attendees. “Every day,” Dr Schnapp...
A team co-led by Vincent Cryns, MD, professor and chief, Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Richard A. Anderson, PhD, professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Training Program, has found that two of the most common genetic changes that cause cells to become cancerous...
A protein-restricted diet has different metabolic effects in mice with different genetic backgrounds and between male and female mice, highlighting the importance for personalized medicine, as well as personalized “food as medicine”. This was found in a new study from Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and...
Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that long-term calorie restriction provides a wealth of benefits in animals: lower weight, better blood sugar control, even longer lifespans. Researchers have largely assumed that reduced food intake drove these benefits by reprogramming metabolism. But a new study led by Dudley Lamming...
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...
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...
In 2001, UW Health endocrinology nurse Ruth Diaz de Leon, NP, began managing blood glucose levels for a handful of hospitalized patients with diabetes on the cardiology, vascular surgery, and cardiac surgery services at University Hospital. She was the first clinician to staff the UW Health Diabetes Management Service (DMS)...
A recent study in Nature Aging from the laboratory of Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, found evidence that a diet restricting branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) can extend the lifespan and increase metabolic health in mice. Protein-restricted diets have been shown to promote health and longevity in...
Matthew Merrins, PhD, assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, recently led a study on insulin secretion that has changed previous thinking, and could open up doors for new research to be done on diabetes treatments. Dr. Merrins and his colleagues look at activating the enzyme, pyruvate kinase, as a way...
Andrea Galmozzi, PhD Assistant Professor Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary focus is on research. In my laboratory, we study the transcriptional regulation that leads to metabolic adaptation of...