2021 Diabetes and Metabolism Virtual Research Recharge


Monday, November 8 - Friday, November 12
12:00 - 2:00 PM (Daily)


Zoom link for the entire week is available here. Passcode is 1234


Daily flyers are available to view, please simply click on individual days. Click here to see the full program of events for the entire week.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8: Research Talks & Breakout Discussions

Research Talks, 12:00PM - 1:15 PM

  • Stavros Drakos, MD, PhD: “Myocardial Recovery: Bedside to Bench and Back”
  • Corrine Welt, MD: “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Genetics and Pathophysiology”
  • Jennie Hill, PhD: "Implementation and Testing of Adapted Childhood Obesity Treatment Interventions"
Breakout Discussions, 1:15PM - 2:00 PM
  • (Faculty) Navigating the In-Silico Stars: Local and Global Resources for Your New Favorite Gene
  • (Trainee) How to Sell Yourself: CVs, Job Talks, and Interview Skills

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9: Keynote Speaker & Poster Session, Part 1

Keynote Presentation, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Barbara Kahn, MD: “Biologic Actions of Fatty Acid Hydroxy Fatty Acids – a Class of Signaling Lipids with Anti-diabetic and Anti-inflammatory Effects” 
Virtual Poster Session, part 1, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
  • 1:00 - 1:15 PM (Physiology) Candace Reno, Torikul Islam, Sohom Mookerjee, Alek Peterlin, Annelise Poss
  • 1:15 - 1:25 PM (Cell Biology) Jae Min Cho, Revi Brown, Piyarat Siripoksup, Marisa Brothwell
  • 1:25 - 1:40 PM (Mechanistic) Juan Marcos Oviedo, Samuel Bloom, Denise Trout, David Eberhardt, Kimra James, Justin Shahtout
  • 1:40 - 1:50 PM (Clinical) Ernest Grigorian, Ellen Maxfield, Donald Kamdem, Amy Locke
  • 1:50 - 2:00 PM (Outreach & Education) Robin Marcus, Linda Sossenheimer, Kendra Novak

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10: Keynote Speaker & Poster Session, Part 2

Keynote Presentation, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Korey Hood, PhD: “Utilizing Devices and Technologies to Optimize Health and Quality of Life Outcomes"
Virtual Poster Session, part 2, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
  • 1:00 - 1:15 PM (Cell Biology) Kendra Klag, Emily Tippets, Sean Tatum, Alan Maschek
  • 1:15 - 1:30 PM (Diabetes Education) Madelyn Whitwaker, Margot Porter, Danielle Gambino, Shannon Jones, Tumu Asuao
  • 1:30 - 1:45 PM (Health Outcomes) Se-Hee Jung, Maci Winn, Elena Assmann, Rebekah Nicholson, Amy Loverin
  • 1:45 - 2:00 PM (Clinical) Sejal Mistry, Chris Simeone, Marie Norries, Prasoona Karra, Ernest Grigorian

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11: Research Talks & Breakout Discussions

Research Talks, 12:00PM - 1:15PM

  • Keke Fairfax, PhD: "Dissecting the Interplay Between Sex and Helminth Antigens in Modulating Diet Induced Metabolic Disease"
  • Amy Locke, MD & Kristine Jordan, PhD, MPH, RD: “Using a Mobile Wellness Bus as a Learning Laboratory: Opportunities to Simultaneously Support Community Outreach and Research”
  • Maria Bettini, PhD: “Regulation of Autoimmune T Cells in Type 1 Diabetes
Breakout Discussions, 1:15PM - 2:00PM
  • (Faculty) Diversity Supplements: A Tool to Promote Diversity in Research
  • (Trainee) Unconventional Scientific Careers

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12: Research Talks & Breakout Discussions

Research Talks, 12:00PM - 1:15PM

  • Shinduk Lee, DrPH, MSPH: "Outpatient Service Utilization Among Older Patients with Diabetes in Texas Amid the COVID-19”
  • Matt Wahl, MD: “Implementation of a Point-of-Care Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program at the Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center”
  • Micah Drummond, PhD: “Macrophage Metabolism and Aging Muscle”
Breakout Discussions, 1:15PM - 2:00P
  • (Faculty) Family-based Research in Diabetes and Metabolism
  • (Trainee) The ABCs of Fs and Ks: Fellowship Funding


Check out poster presentations here and vote for your favorite here.


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Disclosure: None of the speakers or planners or anyone in control of content for this accredited continuing educational activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not relate to any products or services of an ACCME-defined ineligible company; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose or mitigate.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All attendees are encouraged to use the CME system to claim their attendance.  Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 credits TM; all other professions will be awarded attendance at a CME event credit that they may use for their re-credentialing purposes. Nurses seeking contact hours must claim through the CME system.  All users will be able to print or save certificates.  For questions regarding the CME system, please contact the UUCME Office.  For questions regarding re-credentialing process or requirements, please contact your re-credentialing organization.

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Scott Summers, PhD
Professor and Chair,
Department of Nutrition and Integrated Physiology

Jared Rutter, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact Us

Bridget Hughes, PhD
Director, Research Program Development
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit
Phone: 801-585-9304
Email: bridget.hughes@hsc.utah.edu

Sara Salmon, MA
Programs Manager
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit

Phone: 801-839-5414
Email: sara.salmon@hsc.utah.edu


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