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CBE Seminar - Jerry L. Nadler, MD, FAHA, FACP, FACE, Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Date/time
09/03/2013 9:00 AM - 09/03/2013 10:00 AM
Location
IRP2 1st Floor Conference Room
Description
"Role of Inflammation in Diabetes: Targets for possible Therapy for Unmet Medical Needs"

"Role of Inflammation in Diabetes: Targets for possible Therapy for Unmet Medical Needs"

Jerry L. Nadler, MD, FAHA, FACP, FACE

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, VA

http://www.evmshealthservices.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/site.physicians/action/dtl/phys/99841055.cfm

Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 9-10AM

IRP2 First Floor Conference Room

4211 Monarch Way

There is an epidemic of obesity and diabetes that is causing a major cost to the patients and health care system. Key unmet needs include high risk of cardiovascular disease and major loss of beta cell function and mass. It is clear that chronic inflammation is a major cause for these disorders but exact pathways and targets have not yet been clarified. We have ongoing studies that indicate that the 12-Lipoxygenase and downstream IL-12/STAT4 pathways are important. We have developed mouse models and small molecule inhibitors to test this hypothesis. These areas will be discussed at the seminar.