Laura Tetri, PhD, Awarded ICTR-MSTP Pilot Award

Congratulations to Laura Tetri, PhD, and mentors Jennifer Rehm, MD and Aaron Carrel, MD, for their recent UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research-Medical Scientist Training Program (ICTR-MSTP) Pilot Award. This $10,000, one-year grant, for the project entitled, “Linking sex and fitness with metabolic disease in obese children,” is a focused initial investigation into the relationship between cardiovascular fitness (CVF), puberty, and sex. CVF is not a well understood nor utilized clinical measure, much less, the relationship between CVF and metabolic disease. Understanding the role of CVF in indices of metabolic disease may provide a modifiable variable in these children’s lives that could reduce the negative effects of obesity.