The External Advisory Board (EAB) is internationally recognized group of clinical and basic scientists with expertise in obesity, cardiorenal and metabolic disease research. They provide a written assessment of the center each year and recommendations to the Executive Committee.
Richard J. Johnson, MD, is Chief of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Colorado. Dr. Johnson is nationally and internationally renowned for his work on mechanisms of renal injury and progression, including in glomerulonephritis, diabetes and hypertension.
James R. Sowers, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Physiology/Pharmacology, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine, and Director of the Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Division, at the University of Missouri. He is the director of Thomas and Joan Burns Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research Center and holds the Thomas W. and Joan F. Burns Missouri Chair in Diabetology. Dr. Sowers has developed an international reputation in the fields of endocrinology, obesity, insulin action and oxidative stress.
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