Does Ozone Contribute to Diabetes?

“The incidence of diabetes has been rising in the U.S., and especially in North Carolina. [Desinia’s] research will have paramount impact on identifying the contribution of environment in growing crises of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.” —Urmila Kodavanti, Ph.D., adviser

Doctoral student Desinia Miller and her colleagues have shown for the first time that air pollutants can wreak havoc on our metabolism and potentially lead to health problems like diabetes.

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The Graduate School’s annual Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Awards recognize graduate students for contributions they are making to our state. These awards are possible thanks to the unwavering support of GEAB.

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