DOM Special Lecture: ‘Mechanisms in diabetes contributing to poor peripheral artery disease outcomes’

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson presents:

“Mechanisms in diabetes contributing to poor peripheral artery disease outcomes”

[Slightly graying black man with goatee and glasses wearing a physician's white coat and a white dress shirt with a blue tie]Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE

Noon-1 p.m., Chase Bank Auditorium, Room 8403
College of Medicine – Tucson
(See flyer below for virtual viewing links.)

— A light lunch will be provided. —

Dr. Dokun is the Verna Funke Chair in Diabetes Research, director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and a professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine. His bachelor’s degree in biological sciences is from the State University of New York at Old Westbury, Long Island, N.Y. He subsequently trained in the National Institute of Health Medical Scientist Training Program at the Mt. Sinai Graduate School of Biological Sciences and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (now Icahn School of Medicine), New York, N.Y. There he earned his medical degree and doctorate and was awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Award, the highest award for a graduate student. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in endocrinology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Dr. Dokun also is a graduate of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Amos Medical Faculty Development Program. He’s well-published, including papers in high-profile journals such as Science, Nature Immunology, Circulation and Circulation Research. Among awards he’s received are the Elijah B. Saunders, MD, Physician of the Year Award from the National Medical Association, the largest and most influential African American physician organization. Others include the Terry Ann Krulwich Physician-Scientist Alumni Award from the Icahn School of Medicine and the Jay D. Coffman Early Career Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.

Dr. Dokun now serves on the NIH Integrative Myocardial Physiology/Pathophysiology A, or MPPA, study section, as well as on the editorial board of several scientific journals and the board of a not-for-profit organization. He’s among 13 non-government workers appointed to serve on the National Clinical Care Commission, a federal advisory commission evaluating all existing federal programs related to diabetes and its complications. The commission’s recommendations were submitted to the U.S. Congress in January 2022, and this is poised to shape the future of federal programs related to diabetes.


■ Flyer for this event:  dom_special_lecture_flyer_2023-12-01_v3.pdf

For questions or accommodations that may be necessary, please contact the Office of the Chair, 520-626-6349 at least three days in advance of event. 

Event Location: 

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Chase Bank Auditorium, Room 8403

1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721



*Also archived here for viewing at later date. 

Event Coordinator Name: 
Natasha Piechota
Event Contact Department: 
Department of Medicine, Office of the Chair