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Medicine Grand Rounds- Dr. Janice Hwang presents: “Metabolism and Carolina in my Mind”
September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Hwang is an endocrinologist as well as an Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2001 with a major in molecular biology followed by Harvard Medical School in 2006. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, and also served as a Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Hwang received her fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital, graduating in 2012. Between 2012-2022, she was an Instructor and then Assistant Professor in Endocrinology at Yale School of Medicine before joining the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2022.
Dr. Hwang’s academic interests are at the intersection of metabolism, neuroscience and neuroimaging. In particular, her work has focused on understanding the effects of diabetes and obesity on brain energy metabolism. She leads a highly collaborative research group specializing in mechanistic, physiology-based human studies as well as in vivo rodent models using novel neuroimaging modalities (including functional magnetic resonance imaging, 1H and 13C magnetic resonance spectroscopy, PET) coupled with classic metabolic techniques. Since 2017, she has been the principal investigator on several research awards including an American Diabetes Association Innovative Clinical and Translational Science Award, and several R-level awards (awarded in 2019, 2020, 2021)