Medical School

Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Department of Medicine

Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

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Academic Title

Professor of Medicine

Clinical Title

Endocrinologist; Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research

Specializations

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology

Practices

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic

Education

Medical School
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Residency
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes)

Administrative Contact

E: Becky Cote
P: (612) 624-9176
F: (612) 626-3133

Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic
P: (612) 625-8690
W: Specialties Clinic Medicine 6

Mailing Address

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
516 Delaware Street, SE, MMC 101
Minneapolis, MN 55455
 

Bio Statement

Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist is the Director of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and holds the Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research. Awards recognizing her research and mentoring include the American Diabetes Association Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, the Mary Jane Kugel Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and multiple teaching and mentorship awards. She served as the President of the American Diabetes Association in 2014. As a clinical investigator, Dr. Seaquist is interested in hypoglycemia and the complications of diabetes. Her research focuses on the effect of diabetes on brain metabolism, structure, and function. She directs the University of Minnesota sites for the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE) study and the Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes (REWIND) study. She was the site investigator for the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial. Dr. Seaquist is also the principal investigator on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 Research Training Grant for fellows in endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Minnesota. She has an active clinical practice and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

Research Interests

  • Impact of diabetes on cerebral structure and function
  • Hypoglycemia in diabetes

Research Projects

Clinical Trials:

  • GRADE – Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study
  • Cerebral Responses to Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia
  • Effect of Recurrent Hypoglycemia
  • Examining the use of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) for the prevention and treatment of HAAF
  • Restoration of retinal vascular responses in diabetic patients
  • White matter structure/function in diabetes
  • Effect of High Dose U-500 Regular Insulin in Severely Insulin Resistant Type 2 Diabetics
  • Measurement of Glucose/Glycogen Metabolism Using Magnetic Resonance (MRI)
  • REWIND – Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes
  • Clinical Usability of Intranasal Glucagon in Treatment of Hypoglycemia
Leadership Roles

Professional Organizations:

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Endocrine Society
  • American Federation of Medical Research
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Awards

Honors:

  • President of Medicine and Science, American Diabetes Association (2014)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2012)
  • Mentor of the Year, University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (2012)
  • American Diabetes Association Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award (2009)
  • Carole J. Bland Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2009)
  • Fellow, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine (2008 – 2009)
Publications

For a list of publications, see Experts@Minnesota.

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  • Last modified on October 13, 2015