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Kitt Mia Falk Petersen, M.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Autumn


Kitt Mia Falk Petersen, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (endocrinology) and assistant director of the General Clinical Research Center, received the Young Investigator Award, a 2002 Novartis Award in Diabetes, for her studies of the mechanism of insulin action in the liver, the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in obesity and type 2 diabetes, and the mechanisms of action of thiazolidinediones in patients with type 2 diabetes and leptin in patients with lipodystrophy. The award was presented in June by Novartis Pharmaceuticals.