November 30, 2011 ~ Dr. Gerald I. Shulman, Yale University School of Medicine on “Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry

Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale University as well as an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also Associate Director of the Yale Diabetes-Endocrinology Research Center and Associate Director of the Yale Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Shulman completed his undergraduate studies in biophysics at the University of Michigan, and he received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University. Following internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center, he did an endocrinology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and additional postdoctoral work in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He was subsequently recruited back to Yale and has remained there ever since.

Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans. His work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards including the Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Diabetes Care Research Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Novartis Award in Diabetes, the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award and the Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award from the American Diabetes Association and the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Shulman has been elected to the Association of American Physicians, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

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November 30, 2011 ~ Dr. Gerald I. Shulman, Yale University School of Medicine on “Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes