First 2107-18 DOM Research Seminar, Today, Noon, Room 5403 – Come Hear About Musculoskeletal Insulin Resistance and Genetics of Lung Care for Acute Patients

Drs. Craig Stump and Charles DownsUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson endocrinologist Craig S. Stump, MD, PhD, and acute care nurse practitioner Charles A. Downs, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN, who has a dual appointment with the UA College of Nursing and the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine in the UA Department of Medicine.

Previously chief of the UA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and currently Endocrinology fellowship director, Dr. Stump will speak on “Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) Induced Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance.” Dr. Downs, a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner specializing in pulmonary and critical care research, will speak on, “RAGE-Induced Changes in the Proteome of Alveolar Epithelial Cells.”

DOM Research Seminar flyer for Sept. 14, 2017This is the first DOM Research Seminar of the 2017-18 academic year. The seminars are held on the second Thursday of the month, noon to 1 p.m., in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724.

WATCH IT LIVE! (You may also click this link to view archived video of seminar.)

For a photo gallery from the above lecture,  click here [PDF] or on the image at right. Photo gallery from Drs. Craig Stump and Charles Downs' seminar

See below for a current schedule through June. A light lunch is served at all seminars.

Lectures are livestreamed and archived at: To view the video archive of previous seminars, go to the event date and click.

This series is designed to showcase the innovative basic, translational and clinical research being done in the UA Department of Medicine. The lectures pair a senior and junior faculty investigator from different divisions to offer a range of topics of interest to a broad audience. Each speaker talks for 20-25 minutes with the remainder of the time for Q&A.

Dr. Craig Stump

Dr. Stump is a University of Arizona associate professor of medicine, professor of nutritional sciences and program director for the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship. Conducting most of his clinical work at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, he was previously chief of the UA Division of Endocrinology.

He joined the UA faculty in 2006, coming from the University of Missouri – Columbia where he was an assistant professor of medicine and staff physician in endocrinology, diabetes and hypertension at the Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital.

Dr. Stump earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Wash., and a master’s in exercise and sport sciences, doctorate in exercise physiology and medical degree from the University of Arizona. He did a NASA pre-doctoral fellowship in animal physiology at the UA, an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in physiology and cell biology at the University of Texas – Houston and completed his residency in internal medicine and endocrinology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

His laboratory investigates mechanisms contributing to insulin resistance that occur as a result of physical inactivity, obesity and the cardiometabolic syndrome. It’s particularly interested in defining the contribution of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inflammation in preventing normal skeletal muscle insulin signaling. Skeletal muscle cell and tissue cultures, and whole animal responses to insulin by euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp are used to study cellular insulin signaling pathways and tissue responses to insulin.

Dr. Charles Downs

Dr. Downs is an assistant professor with the UA College of Nursing in its Biobehavioral Health Science Division who has a dual affiliation as a pulmonary and critical care researcher with the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine in the UA Department of Medicine.

His pre-clinical and early translational program of research uses animal and cell culture models to elucidate the role of oxidant-mediated injury in the lung. In particular, he and his team are interested in the role of oxidative stress in development, progression and resolution of lung injury with a focus on the interplay of ion transport, infl­ammation and edema.

Dr. Down’s work has been recognized through his designation as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, The Patsy A. Perry Biological Nursing Awards (Western Institute of Nursing) and the D. Jean Wood Award (Southern Nursing Research Society) and a Parker B. Francis Fellow through the Francis Family Foundation.

He has been supported through funding by the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and institutional funding. He completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Physiology at Emory University and earned his postdoctoral degree in lung biology from the UA College of Nursing and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Future DOM Research Seminars

See the link below for a current schedule through June. If you have a topic you feel would be of interest for inclusion, there are slots available in 2018. Please contact Claudia Duran, in the Office of the Chair, Department of Medicine, to submit a request: (520) 626-6349 or 

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