Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2012
Mentor: Ildiko Lingvay
Department: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
Room number: U 9.134E
Mail Code: 8857
Phone number: 214-648-2779
Project title: Ectopic Fat Changes After surgically Induced Weight Loss: Does it Explain the Resolution of Diabetes
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable): 072008-039
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Project Type (patient-based research, animal-based research, or basic research; this characterization is only to permit a general classification for grouping similar types of projects)
Brief Description of Project:
This study evaluates metabolic changes following surgically induced witht loss. It considers change in ectopic triglyceride (TG) content, pancreatic TG content and β-cell function, temporal relationship between changes in ectopic fat contnt at several sites, dynamics of change of subcutaneous, visceral, and ectopic fat deposition sites following surgery and change in TG content, visceral and subcutaneous fat, insulin production and sensitivity during 2 week low calorie diet prior to surgery. The student will be analyzing existing data set.
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students:
2006 Tanzim Ludhi and Nikki Garg won the Medical Student Forum Oral presentation Award
2008 Jonathan Duong – manuscript in preparation
2008-2009 Jamie Legendre- won medical student forum; co authored several publications.