Endocrine Grand Rounds

Obesity and Oxidative Stress and the Impact on Insulin Signaling in the Vascular Endothelium



Date
October 9, 2015
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Speaker(s)
Kara Hughan, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Location
1195 BST Conference Room
Category
School of Medicine- Medicine- Endocrinology & Metabolism
Contact
Kelli Lange
Conference Coordinator


412-648-8630
kal134@pitt.edu
Description
The attendee will be able to: 1. Outline emerging evidence supporting endothelial insulin resistance. 2. Understand how obesity and oxidative stress impact insulin signaling and nitric oxide bioavailability in the endothelium. 3. Understand existing and novel therapies available to restore endothelial insulin signaling and/or reduce oxidative stress.