Achievements & News

Current Recent News

Does High Blood Sugar Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes?

Preliminary observations of COVID-19 patients with diabetes inspired an algorithm for glucose monitoring that’s suspected to help combat the virus’ serious complications. Read more.

Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes (PERL) Study Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Researchers find no evidence of clinically meaningful benefits of serum urate reduction with allopurinol on kidney outcomes among patients with type 1 diabetes and early-to-moderate diabetic kidney disease. Read more.

First-Ever Research Network Tackles Diabetic Foot Complications

A Michigan Medicine team, led by Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD; Crystal Holmes, DPM, CWS; and Brian Schmidt, DPM, investigate biomarkers to improve how foot ulcers are treated and healed. Read more.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reduces Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Rodica Busui, MD, PhD finds that the use of continuous glucose monitoring by older adults reduced serious levels of hypoglycemia compared to using finger-stick test strips. Read more.

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2020, University of Michigan Host PI, Steno North American Fellowship
  • 2019, Larry D. Soderquist Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2019, University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine, Chair’s Award for Impact
  • 2018, Honorary Lectureship International Diabetes Center Rising Stars Program (10th Anniversary), Berlin, Germany
  • 2018-present, Chair, American Diabetes Association Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Interest Group
  • 2018-2020, Member of the Board for the Diabetes Neuropathy Consortium – Peripheral Nerve Society
  • 2017-present, Member of the Steering Committee of the T1D Exchange Clinic Network
  • 2017, Chair, Dean’s Frontier Seminar Series Planning Committee
  • 2017-2019, Chair of University of Michigan Health System – Peking University Health Sciences Center Joint Institute for Translation and Clinical Research Scientific Review Process
  • 2017-present, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Research Grant Review Committee Study Section
  • 2017-2022, Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) Grants Program Advisory Council
  • 2016, Chair, Neurodiab/EASD Annual Meeting
  • 2015-present, Chair, Research Committee of the DCCT/EDIC study
  • 2015, "Excellence in Study Recruitment" for the Preventing Early Renal Loss in Type 1 Diabetes (PERL) Trial by the PERL Executive Committee and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases
  • 2014, Honorary Member of NEURODIAB - Society for Diabetic Neuropathy
  • 2014, Diabetes Honoris Causa awarded by the Romanian Society of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases
  • 2013, Honorary Member Romanian Society of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases
  • 2013-2015, American Diabetes Association’s Clinical Practice Committee
  • 2011, University of Michigan League of Research Excellence Award
  • 2005, University of Michigan Clinical Science Scholar Award
  • 2001, American Diabetes Association, Endocrinology Fellow of Excellence Award
  • 1995, Fulbright Award

Appointments

  • 2019, Named Vice Chair for Clinical Research, University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2019, Named Director of Clinical Research, Mentoring and Development, Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute, University of Michigan
  • 2016, Named Associate Chair for Clinical Research, University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2015, Promoted to Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • 2011, Promoted with tenure to Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes

Membership on Editorial Boards

  • 2014-present, Member of the Editorial Board and Section Editor of Current Diabetes Reports
  • 2012–present, Member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Endocrinology
  • 2012–present, Member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Diabetes
  • 2012–present, Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications
  • 2006–present, Member of the Editorial Board of Review of Endocrinology
  • 2006–present, Member of the Editorial Board of Experimental Diabetes Research

Editorial Positions

  • 2016-present, Associate Editor, Diabetes
  • 2015-present, Associate Editor, Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications
  • 2014-present, Section Editor, Current Diabetes Reports

Membership on Committees

  • 2019, Member of the NIH ZDK1 GRB-N (O1) 1 Study Section – Special Emphasis on Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Coordinating Center and Clinical Network Hub (U01)
  • 2017-present, Chair of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Research Grant Review Committee (RGRC)
  • 2017, Member of the NIH ZRG1 IMM-M (02) NIDDK Study Section – Member Conflict: Immune Dysfunctions and Pathologies
  • 2016, Member of the Review Committee of the MICHR PTSP Pilot Grant Program
  • 2014-present, Full Member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Research Grant Review Committee (RGRC)
  • 2014, Member of the JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (CCTN) Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Clinical Translation in Type 1 Diabetes Grant Review
  • 2014, Member of the NIH ZDK1GRB-S (O2) NIDDK Study Section -Special Emphasis Panel NIDDK
  • 2013–2015, American Diabetes Association’s Clinical Practice Committee
  • 2013, Member of the NIH ZDK1 GRB-J J3 Study Section-Special Emphasis Panel for the NIDDK Multi-Center Clinical Study Implementation Planning Grants (U34)
  • 2013, Member of the JDRF Evaluation Committee of REMOVAL Clinical Trial
  • 2012–2014, American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committee
  • 2010–2013, Member of the Complications Therapies Strategic Research Committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • 2010, Member of the University of Michigan Peer-Review Committee on the Peking University Clinical Research Program as part of the University of Michigan and Peking University Research Initiative
  • 2008, Member of the Special Peer Review Committees on diabetes complications of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • 2008, Member of the July 2008 Peer Review Committees of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Study Section - Complications
  • 2004–2005, Member of the Peer Review Committees of the American Heart Association

Ad-Hoc Journal Reviews

  • 2014-present, Reviewer for The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
  • 2013-present, Reviewer for Circulation
  • 2013-present, Reviewer for British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  • 2013, Reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine
  • 2012–present, Reviewer for The Journal of American College of Cardiology
  • 2012-2015, Reviewer for Diabetes and Its Complications
  • 2011–present, Reviewer for Diabetes Care
  • 2011–present, Reviewer for Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics
  • 2011, Reviewer for The Journal of Autonomic Nervous System
  • 2010–present, Reviewer for Diabetic Medicine
  • 2008, Reviewer for The Journal of Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases
  • 2007–present, Reviewer for Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System
  • 2007–present, Reviewer for Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • 2006–present, Reviewer for the Diabetes Metabolism Clinical Practice
  • 2005–present, Reviewer for Diabetes/Metabolism/Research/Review
  • 2004-present, Reviewer for manuscripts for the “Antioxidant & Redox Signaling”

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