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Dr. Eckel received both his Bachelor of Sciences in Bacteriology (1969) and his Medical Doctorate (1973) from the University of Cincinnati. He did his Housestaff training in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals (1974-1976) and from there did a senior fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Eckel was then appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (1979) where he is now Professor of Medicine and holds the Charles A. Boettcher Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis. In addition, Dr. Eckel has held joint appointments in the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Genetics (1989-1995), the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University, and an adjunct appointments in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also the Director of the Lipid Clinic at University Hospital.

Presently Dr. Eckel’s research is focused on the relationship between nutrition, insulin action, energy balance and body weight regulation with experiments carried out in both humans and mice. He is also is taking a leadership role in the development of a program in preventive cardiology at UCDHSC. Dr. Eckel’s research has led to his involvement and presidency in a number of national organizations, including the American Heart Association, the Western Society for Clinical Investigation, the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, and the Association for Patient Oriented Research.

Selected Publications 

  • Eckel RH, Alberti K, Grundy SM, Zimmet PZ. The metabolic syndrome. Lancet. 2010 Jan 16;375(9710):181-3. PUBMED
  • Hernandez TL, Sutherland JP, Wolfe P, Allian-Sauer M, Capell WH, Talley ND, Wyatt HR, Foster GD, Hill JO, Eckel RH. Lack of suppression of circulating free fatty acids and hypercholesterolemia during weight loss on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010. PUBMED
  • Perreault L, Bergman BC, Hunerdosse DM, Playdon MC, Eckel RH. Inflexibility in Intramuscular Triglyceride Fractional Synthesis Distinguishes Prediabetes From Obesity in Humans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 PUBMED
  • Alberti KG, Eckel RH, Grundy SM, Zimmet PZ, Cleeman JI, Donato KA, Fruchart JC, James WP, Loria CM, Smith SC Jr; International Diabetes Federation Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention; Hational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; American Heart Association; World Heart Federation; International Atherosclerosis Society; International Association for the Study of Obesity. Harmonizing the metabolic syndrome: a joint interim statement of the International Diabetes Federation Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; American Heart Association; World Heart Federation; International Atherosclerosis Society; and International Association for the Study of Obesity. Circulation. 2009 Oct 20;120(16):1640-5. PUBMED
  • Lewis CE, McTigue KM, Burke LE, Poirier P, Eckel RH, Howard BV, Allison DB, Kumanyika S, Pi-Sunyer FX. Mortality, health outcomes, and body mass index in the overweight range: a science advisory from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2009 Jun 30;119(25):3263-71. PUBMED
  • Wang H, Eckel RH. Lipoprotein lipase: from gene to obesity. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Aug;297(2):E271-88. PUBMED
  • Wang H, Knaub LA, Jensen DR, Jung DY, Hong E-G, Ko H-J, Coates AM, Goldberg IJ, de la Houssaye BA, Janssen RC, McCurdy CE, Rahman SM, Choi CS, Shulman GI, Kim JK, Friedman JE, Eckel RH . Skeletal Muscle-Specific Deletion of Lipoprotein Lipase enhances Insulin Signaling in Skeletal Muscle but Causes Insulin Resistance in Liver and Other Tissues. Diabetes, Epub Oct 24, 2008. PUBMED
  • Eckel RH, Non-surgical management of obesity in adults. New England Journal of Medicine , 2008 May 1, 358(18):1941-50. PUBMED

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Reasearch Interests

 

·        Lipids

·        Obesity

·        Metabolism

·        Diabetes