Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, Receives OVCRGE Award to Support DRAW

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, professor, General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, along with co-Principal Investigators Dawn Davis, MD, PhD, professor, and Michelle Kimple, PhD, associate professor, both from the Department of Medicine, received a Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative Award from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education (OVCRGE) for their project, titled “Building a Translational Research Pipeline to Personalize Diabetes Prevention and Treatment.” The funds will be used to collect data and biologic specimens from people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to be added to Diabetes Research Accelerator for Wisconsin (DRAW), a biobank and patient registry to support diabetes research across the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. The data and specimens will also support two specific studies. The first investigates genomic differences that predict the course of type 1 diabetes, ultimately informing etiologies of this disease as well as its treatment or a potential cure. The second project investigates metabolomics among people with type 2 diabetes, ultimately informing development or selection of therapeutic agents.