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Science in Medicine Lecture Featuring Karin Bornfeldt

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Office of Research and Graduate Education for a Science in Medicine lecture with Karin Bornfeldt, PhD, Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, at the UW School of Medicine; and the UW Medicine Diabetes Institute.

Bornfeldt’s lecture is titled “Diabetes-associated heart disease: Bridging the gap between basic and translational research.”

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are both associated with an increased risk of atherosclerotic heart disease. Research based on human-first (also known as bedside-to-bench) approaches has provided new insights into likely mechanisms behind this increased risk. Although both forms of diabetes are associated with blood glucose fluctuations, it is becoming increasingly clear that altered lipoprotein metabolism plays a critical role in predicting cardiovascular disease risk in people with diabetes. This lecture will examine recent findings indicating that increased levels of remnant lipoproteins, rather than glucose, could be a missing link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The lecture will also touch on the speaker’s own scientific journey towards bridging the gap between basic and translational research in this area.

This lecture will be hosted in person and on a Zoom webinar. Learn more and RSVP.


SLU Orin Smith Auditorium
850 Republican St
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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