Distinguished Scientist Lecture with Michael W. Schwartz, MD
April 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
“Understanding brain control of glucose homeostasis and its implications for diabetes pathogenesis”
Professor and Director, UW Medicine Diabetes Institute
RH Williams Endowed Chair in Medicine
After graduating from Rush Medical College in 1979 Dr. Michael W. Schwartz completed his medical residency at UW in 1986, trained in endocrinology under the mentorship of Dan Porte, Jr., until 1993 when he joined the full-time faculty at UW, rising to the rank of full professor in 2001. In 2007, Dr. Schwartz became founding director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence at UW, and he subsequently guided the transformation of this center into the UWMedicine Diabetes Institute, which he currently co-directs with Dr. Stephanie Page. Dr. Schwartz has also served as Director of the NIDDK-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at UW for more than a decade and over his 30-year career, he has mixed the care of patients with diabetes, obesity and other medical diseases with an active program in diabetes and obesity research, which has produced >280 publications. In 2010, he was selected as holder of the Robert H. Williams Endowed Chair in Medicine at UW in recognition of his research achievements and, among many other awards, is the 2022 recipient of the Roy O. Greep award for outstanding research from The Endocrine Society.