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Sharoff appointed to Arizona Physiological Association committee

December 02, 2008

Carrie Sharoff, a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Metabolic Biology, was selected as a post doctoral trainee councilor to serve on the Arizona Physiological Society’s steering committee.

In this position, Sharoff hopes to “facilitate and foster an agenda that would enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in Arizona. This may include increasing awareness about grants, funding, new and unique research opportunities and/or collaborations, as well as job opportunities.”

She would also like to consider how to create mentor-based opportunities for post-doctoral fellows to ease the transition to a faculty position. She believes that such efforts will help to enhance and improve both the Arizona chapter and the career pursuits of its members.

Sharoff’s research focuses on understanding insulin resistance. Her research, in collaboration with Larry Mandarino, director of the Center for Metabolic Biology and professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology, works to elucidate the cellular mechanisms that mediate exercise-induced improvements in insulin resistance and understanding of how exercise can be used like a drug to treat and prevent type 2 diabetes.