Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Hawkins Elected to the ASCI

Meredith Hawkins, MD, MS

Dr. Meredith Hawkins (Endocrinology) will be inducted as a new member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) at its annual meeting in Chicago in April.

Dr. Hawkins is a Professor of Medicine in the Diabetes Research and Training Center at Einstein, where she also founded and directs Einstein's Global Diabetes Initiative, with the goal of building strategic partnerships in medical research and education to combat the burgeoning global diabetes epidemic. Her current research interests include the effects of nutrient excess on insulin resistance, nutritional regulation of adipose tissue macrophages, and the regulation of hepatic glucose production by hyperglycemia per se in diabetes mellitus.

Established in 1908, the ASCI (www.the-asci.org) is one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies. ASCI comprises more than 3,000 physician-scientists from all medical specialties and publishes the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Members are elected based on of their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research. Many ASCI senior members are widely recognized leaders in academic medicine, including a number of Nobel Laureates and members of the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine.

Dr. Hawkins joins numerous other Einstein faculty members who have received this honor.

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