alvin powers Archives
Nov. 9, 2017—The use of human pancreatic islets to conduct diabetes-related research has greatly expanded in recent years, and a Human Islet Phenotyping Program (HIPP) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been established to provide important islet data to investigators worldwide.
Jun. 15, 2017—High circulating glucose, the hallmark of diabetes, is linked to the disease’s most serious complications including heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and amputation. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death and costs the nation an estimated $322 billion a year. Restoring the action of insulin has been the traditional treatment route. Insulin, a hormone...
Jun. 8, 2017—The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (VDRTC) is celebrating its 44th year of operation with a five-year competitive renewal of its $9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
May. 4, 2017—The Association of American Physicians (AAP) is an honorary medical society founded in 1885 by Sir William Osler and six other physicians for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” This year, 60 additional physician scientists were elected to the association, including three Vanderbilt faculty members.
May. 26, 2016—When the Mullis family straps on their helmets on June 11 to ride in the local Tour de Cure, one of a series of cycling events held nationally to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA), they will remember a day seven years ago that motivated their annual participation in the event.
Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University is part of a national effort to improve diabetes treatment by developing strategies for proliferating, regenerating and improving the function of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreatic islets.
Mar. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University scientists have found evidence that the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas, which are either killed or become dysfunctional in the two main forms of diabetes, have the capacity to regenerate.
Jan. 30, 2014—Alvin Powers, M.D., professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has been named to the American Diabetes Association Board of Directors.