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Evans-Molina named diabetes program leader in Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

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Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD, has been named leader of the Pediatric Diabetes Program in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Evans-Molina, an associate professor at IU School of Medicine, also serves as associate director of development and community engagement in the IU School of Medicine’s Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases and as director of the Indiana Diabetes Research Center Islet and Physiology Core.

“Dr. Evans-Molina is a gifted physician and scientist who leads by example,” said Raghu Mirmira, MD, director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research. “Her exceptional ability to translate basic research into the clinic sets a benchmark for not only diabetes research, but all research in the IU School of Medicine. We are fortunate to have her lead the Wells Center’s diabetes program into the next generation.”

Dr. Evans-Molina obtained her MD degree from Marshall University and her PhD from the University of Virginia. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Virginia.  She joined the IU faculty in 2008.

Dr. Evans-Molina’s research portfolio includes basic as well as translational research projects broadly focused on islet biology and pancreatic β cell function in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Her research is supported by R01 and UC4 grants from the National Institutes of Health, a U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Merit Award and grants from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Dr. Evans-Molina succeeds Dr. Mirmira, who served as director of the Wells Center’s diabetes program for nearly nine years. She began her new duties in August.

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