New Orleans, LA – November 2, 2018
Dr. Tekeda Ferguson received an award from the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) which is from the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to present her latest research on Insulin Resistance in Persons Living with HIV (PLWH); Prevalence and Impact of Alcohol Use on Risk. Dr. Ferguson attended and presented at the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators South Regional Workshop held at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN on November 1-2, 2018. Dr. Ferguson’s research is based on analysis from the human cohort established by the Comprehensive Alcohol Research Center (CARC) at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. The analyses are demonstrating that current alcohol use among aging PLWH is not indicative of current insulin resistance status and that investigating previous and lifetime alcohol consumption plays a role in insulin resistance and insulin sensitivity. Read more about this research click here (pdf attached).
Dr. Ferguson is a chronic disease epidemiologist, Certified Health Education Specialist and Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health.