UW Medicine Faculty Present the Leading Edge of Research

Since its launch in 1976, the Science in Medicine Lecture Series has recognized the School of Medicine faculty research achievements and provided an opportunity for researchers to explore topics outside of their immediate fields.

Lectures are organized into the four categories described below. Speakers are nominated by members of the School of Medicine scientific community and final selection is determined by a committee of peers from the Council on Research and Graduate Education (CORGE).

Science in Medicine Lecture Series

Peer-selected UW Medicine faculty present lectures on the forefront of research.

New Investigator Lectures | The New Investigator Lectures provide an important forum for the recognition of exceptional junior faculty members’ current scientific research.

Science in Medicine Lectures | Science in Medicine Lecturers recognizes the body of research for established faculty members as well as recent exciting discoveries.

Distinguished Scientist Lecture | The Distinguished Scientist Lecture recognizes an accomplished School of Medicine senior faculty member, honoring outstanding achievements in their field of research.

Annual Lecture | The Annual Lecture recognizes a prominent, nationally recognized scientist from another research institution, whose research has had a profound impact on their field.

Upcoming Science in Medicine Lecture:

“Understanding Brain Control of Glucose Homeostasis and Its Implications for Diabetes Pathogenesis”

Date: April 20, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Zoom Webinar: https://washington.zoom.us/j/96857008880

Michael W. Schwartz, MD

Professor and Co-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.