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Judith Regensteiner, PhD


Personal Mission Statement:
“My research expertise is in the cardiovascular effects of diabetes with a specific focus on women with type 2 diabetes since they appear to have more significant abnormalities than men with diabetes.  I have been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of several grants to assess exercise capacity and sex differences in type 2 diabetes and the effects of exercise training in people with type 2 diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.”
 
Clinical Activities
 
Clinical Laboratory Director and Scientist
-    Stress Lab (UCD AMC)
 
Areas of Research
 
Most recent publications can be found here (link to Pub med list)
 
Current Research Interests
-      Cardiovascular effects of type 2 diabetes on exercise capacity
-      Treatments for peripheral arterial disease
-      Gender differences in the effects of type 2 diabetes and peripheral arterial disease
-      Effects of insulin sensitizers on exercise tolerance
 
Grants
-      NIDDK – Look AHEAD: Study to reduce cardiovascular outcomes in persons with type 2 diabetes (1999)
-      NHLBI – Exercise vs Endoluminal Revascularization for treating claudication (2005)
-      Amylin – Effects of exenatide on exercise capacity in type 2 diabetes (single site investigator initiated proposal) (2010)
-      NICHD – Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (2012)
-      ADA – Role of vascular function: oxygen delivery vs. oxygen utilization in the exercise impairment in Type 2 diabetes (2012)
-      Merck – Effects of sitagliptin vs. glimepiride on exercise capacity in Type 2 Diabetes (2014)
 
Past research projects
-     Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Committee, Health and Human Services, US Government
-     Angiogenesis and mechanisms of exercise training in PAD
-     Influence of Endothelial Function on Central vs. Peripheral Causes of Exercise Impairment in Type 2 Diabetes
-     Impact of lipid infusion on Functional Exercise Capacity
 
Teaching Activities
 
Areas of Expertise (topics taught within the past 5 years):
-     Mentorship/Career Development
-     Research Methods
-     Stress Testing (AHA Certification for Residents and Nurse Practitioners)
-     Exercise Testing
-     Metabolic Testing
-     diabetes and the cardiovascular system
-     Peripheral arterial disease
-     Women’s Health
-     ankle brachial indices
 
Audiences educated in the past 5 years:
-    Medical Students (pre-clinical and clinical)
-    Clinical Sciences Graduate Students
-    Housestaff (Internal Medicine and other)
-    Cardiology Fellows
-    Nurse Practitioners
-    Faculty
-    Community
 
Mentorship:
-   Clinical Sciences Graduate Students
-   CWHR interdisciplinary Mentorship
-   CWHR Staff Career Development
-   GIM Junior Faculty Career and Research Mentorship
 
Administrative Activities
 
Committee and Service Responsibilities:
 
National
-      Advisor, NIH Office of Research on Women's Health
-      Member, Grant Review Committee, American Diabetes Association
-      Member, Prevention Committee, American Diabetes Association
-      UCD Member, AAMC WESH
-      Fellow, Society of Vascular Medicine
 
International
-      Invited Member, International Academy of Cardiology
-      Speaker, Pediatric Endocrine Society (Milan)
 
Division/Section
-       Director, GIM Small Grants Program
 
Department
-      Member, DOM Post-tenure Review Committee
 
School of Medicine
-      Member, SOM Promotions Committee
-      Director, Women in Medicine and Science
 
Institution (University or Hospital)
-      Member, Advisory Board for the Center for Women's Health Research
-      Member, CCTSI Scientific Advisory Research Committee (SARC)
-      Leader, Faculty Mentoring Workshops
 
Volunteer Activities and Community Service
 
-      Coordinator, "Let's talk"- women's health/sex differences education program for the public.
-      Coordinator, Annual Women's Cardiovascular Symposium for Health Care Providers
-      Board of Directors, 9 News Health Fair