January 2017

Congratulations to those of you who will be graduating in May! Please see the dates, times, and locations for both Undergraduate and Graduate Convocations below.

Graduate Convocation for College of Health

Date/Time: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1pm
Location: Kingsbury Hall

Undergraduate Convocation for College of Health

Date/Time: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7pm
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center

General Commencement for all Colleges

Date/Time: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:30pm
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center

For additional information about Convocation and General Commencement, please go to the following link: http://commencement.utah.edu/

December 2016

Washington University DRC has approved funding for a grant to Sihem Boudina for, Hyperinsulinemia suppresses cardiac autophagy through activation of IGF-1 receptor signaling. We are very excited for her.

Sihem Grant


December 2016

Scott Summers featured in Algorithms Magazine with his article titled: CuresWho's Responsible?



November 2016

Why Are Some Obese People at Higher Risk for Diabetes Than Others?

Scott Summers and Bhagirath Chaurasia published new findings in the Magazine Cell Metabolism under the title:

Adipocyte Ceramides Regulate Subcutaneous Adipose Browning, Inflammation, and Metabolism

UUHSC Press Rrlease about the article


Radio interview on Scope:



October 2016

Scott Summers Lab Papers

Dr. Scott Summers lab has published two papers this month.

The First:
'A Role for Ceramides, but NOT Sphingomyelins, as antagonists of insulin signaling and mitochondrial metabolism in C2C12 myotubes'

The Second:
'Sphingolipids and phospholipidsin insulin resistance and related metabolic disorders'
Read More here: PDF File


August 2016

On the cover of Diabetes Magazine

Dr. Sihem Boudina's 'A transmission electron micrograph of mitochondria in inguinal fat tissue of mice lacking MnSod in fat cells. Magnification X 3200' image was featured on the cover of the September edition of Diabetes Magazine.

Diabetes Magazine Cover