18596-Sims, Emily

Emily K. Sims, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Phone 317-944-3889
MS 2031E

Indianapolis, IN
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I am a pediatric endocrinologist at Riley Hospital for Children and a physician scientist in the IU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research.  My research passion lies in identifying and understanding risk factors predisposing susceptible individuals to diabetes development, with an ultimate goal of improved risk prediction and development of novel treatments to predict or slow progression of diabetes.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Education
    2013 Fellowship Indiana University School of Medicine
    2010 Residency Indiana University School of Medicine
    2007 MD University of Alabama
    2003 BS Auburn University
  • Research

    Research interests revolve around pathophysiologic contributors to beta cell dysfunction in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.   My group is particularly interested in  microRNAs, extracellular vesicles, and  DNA damage occurring during the development of diabetes.   We are also working to define noninvasive biomarkers of beta cell health to identify individuals at risk for diabetes development so that they may be targeted for earlier interventions and better understand the role of the beta cell in diabetes risk and development.   

  • Professional Organizations
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Diabetes Association
    Endocrine Society
    Pediatric Endocrine Society
    Society for Pediatric Research
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Endocrinology
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Clinical interests include pediatric endocrinology and diabetes.

  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2019-05-01
    Org: Endocrine Society
    Desc: Early Investigators Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2017-08-21
    Org: Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet
    Desc: Junior Investigator Award
    Scope: International
    Date: 2017-03-20
    Org: Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research
    Desc: Early Career Development Award
    Scope: Regional
    Date: 2017-03-03
    Org: Pediatric Endocrine Society
    Desc: Clinical Scholar Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2015-03-30
    Org: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    Desc: Alpha Omega Alpha
    Scope: National
    Date: 2007-01-01
    Org: Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Desc: Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Scope: National
    Date: 2006-01-01
    Org: Riley Hospital for Children
    Desc: Red Shoes Award
    Scope: Local

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