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


  • Diabetes and Endocrinology


  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic


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

Administrative Contact

General Information
P: (612) 624-5150
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 a clinical investigator interested in hypoglycemia and the complications of diabetes. Her research focuses on the effect of diabetes on brain metabolism, structure, and function. She has been NIH funded for more than 15 years and was awarded a Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award by the American Diabetes Association in 2009. Dr. Seaquist also directs the University of Minnesota sites for the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial and the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE) Study. She is principal investigator on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant for fellows in endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Minnesota, and holds the Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research. She has an active clinical practice and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

Honors, Awards, Organizations

  • 2008-09 Fellow, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • 2012 Mentor of the Year, University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Mpls/St. Paul Magazine list of Best doctors 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 2009 Carole J. Bland Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2014 President of Medicine and Science, American Diabetes Association

Clinical Interests

  • Management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia in diabetes

Research Interest

  • Clinical trials in diabetes
  • Impact of diabetes on cerebral structure and function

Current and Recent Research Support:

  • NIH: NHLBI HHSN268201100027C (2011-2014) $500,000
    Role: Site Principal Investigator
    Title: ACCORDION
  • NIH: 2RO1NS35192 (1997-2016) $3,500,000
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Title: Measurement of Glucose Homeostasis in Human Brain by NMR
  • 1U01DK098246 (Lachin) (12/01/2012 – 11/30/2020) $254,511
    Role: Site Principal Investigator
    Title: Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE)
  • NIH: T32 DK 007202 (7/1/1977-6/30/2012) $175,000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Title: Training grant in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Diabetes
  • 1 R01 DK095360-01 (09/16/2011-08/14/2014) $367,000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Title: Markers of Beta Cell Dysfunction and Hypoglycemia in ACCORD
  • Eli Lilly H9X-MC-GBDJ (4/14/2011-4/17/2021) $200,000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Title: The Effect of Dulaglutide on Major Cardiovascular Events in Patients
    with Type 2 Diabetes: Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly
    INcretin in Diabetes (REWIND)
  • Seaquist ER, Miller ME, Fonseca V, Ismail-Beigi F , Launer LJ, Punthakee Z, Sood A. Effect of thiazolidinediones and insulin on cognitive outcomes in ACCORD-MIND. J Diabetes Complicat,[Epub ahead of print] 2013. PMID: 23680059 [PMCID not listed]
  • Seaquist ER, Miller ME, Bonds DE, Feinglos M, Goff DC Jr, Peterson K, Senior P; for the ACCORD Investigators. The Impact of Frequent and Unrecognized Hypoglycemia on Mortality in the ACCORD Study. Diabetes Care 35(2):409-414, 2012. PMID: 22179956 PMCID:PMC3263892.
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