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Gerald Shulman

George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology; Investigator, Internal Medicine; Co-Director, Yale Diabetes Research Center, Internal Medicine; Director, Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center, Internal Medicine

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Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD, FACP, MACE

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Mailing Address

  • Endocrinology

    PO Box 208020, TAC S269, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8020

    United States

Gerald Shulman
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Dr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine, Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Physiological Chemistry at Yale University, where he serves as Co-Director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans for the first time. Using this approach he has conducted ground breaking basic and clinical investigative studies on the cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance that have led to several paradigm shifts in our understanding of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Shulman has authored and co-authored over 450 peer-reviewed publications, and he has also trained more than 70 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, many of whom now direct their own independent laboratories around the world. Dr. Shulman is a Master of the American College of Endocrinologists, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Wayne State University (1979)
  • PhD
    Wayne State University, Physiology (1979)
  • BS
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Biophysics (1974)
  • Research Fellow
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Resident
    Duke University Medical Center
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1982)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism (1985, recertified: 1985)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow, American Association for the Adancement of ScienceAmerican Association for the Adancement of Science2015
Fellow, American Physiological SocietyAmerican Physiological Society2015
Solomon Berson AwardAmerican Physiological Society2015
Sir Philip Randle AwardBiochemical Society2013
Frontier of Science AwardAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists2012
Outstanding Clinical Investigator AwardEndocrine Society2012
Distinguished Leader in Insulin Resistance AwardWorld Congress on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome2008
Stanley J. Korsmeyer AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation2008
Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes ResearchColumbia University2007
Elected to the National Academy of SciencesNational Academy of Sciences2007
Elected to the National Academy of MedicineNational Academy of Medicine2005
Distinguished Clinical Scientist AwardAmerican Diabetes Association2004
Josiah Brown Award in DiabetesUniveristy of California, Los Angeles2001
Freedom to Discover AwardBristol Myers Squibb1997
Novartis Award in DiabetesNovartis1997
Outstanding Scientific Achievement AwardAmerican Diabetes Association1997
Diabetes Care Research AwardJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Int./Boehringer Mannheim1997
Outstanding Investigator Award in Clinical ResarchAmerican Federation for Clinical Research1995

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