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Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center




Dr. Dennis Bruemmer recently received an award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute entitled "Epigenetic Regulation of Inflammatory Gene Expression by Telomerase." The award runs from September 27, 2012 through June 30, 2016.

Dr. Olivier Thibault's lab recently published an article entitiled "Effect of high-fat diet on metabolic indices, cognition, and neuronal physiology in aging F344 rats" in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. This is the first study of the impact of a high fat diet on the brain of an aged animal. They could measure changes in insulin sensitivity in the brain in response to the high fat diet.

Kentucky Health News is a service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. It is a digest of events, trends, issues, ideas and journalism about health care and health in Kentucky. Updated almost daily, the site includes both aggregated and original stories, such as this three-part series on child obesity. For more recent news on KHN about obesity, click here, and for diabetes click here.

The Rural Blog is another service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues which follows many health issues including obesity click here and diabetes click here.

The annual Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day was held on May 13, 2013. Award recipients included: Dr. Venkateswaran Subramanian as the recipient of the faculty award; Manli Shen won the staff award; Prabha Nagareddy came in first in the fellow category with Camille Blake coming in second; Yu Wang received the first place award in the student category with Robin Shoemaker coming in second and Nicki Baker placing third. Congratulations to all of our 2013 award winners! The 2013 annual Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day also brought our first annual Research Day award which was presented to Drs. Frederick and Marcielle de Beer in honor and recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to the development and creation of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center, and their continued support and promotion of academic medicine and a strong scientific environment. Congratulations Drs. Frederick and Marcielle de Beer!


Barnstable Brown Weight Management Program
New Classes started August 20, 2013
Call 859-323-2232 for more information

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