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Teresa Jones, M.D.

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Diabetic wound healing, diabetic neuropathy, basic and clinical research of diabetes complications involving multiple organ systems

Responsibilities & Activities

Research on the diabetic complications of the lower extremity is my primary responsibility. This research includes basic, translational, and clinical research to improve the understanding and treatment of diabetic neuropathy and diabetic wound healing. I am the project scientist for the new Diabetic Foot Consortium that will develop biomarkers for diabetic foot ulcers.

My program in diabetes complications also includes research on acute diabetes complications, such as diabetic ketoacidosis; research on the molecular and cellular impact of hyperglycemia and the other metabolic changes of diabetes that underlie tissue damage in multiple organ systems; and clinical research with outcome measures for multiple diabetic complications.

I also serve as the program officer for the Preventing Early Renal Loss in Type 1 Diabetes (PERL) trial; the NIDDK project scientist and Physiology Committee Chair for the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy 2 (TACT2) trial; and the program director for SBIR/STTR research on diabetes complications in the division of DEM.

Research Programs

Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging as applied to Diabetes, Metabolic, and Endocrine Diseases
Cutting-edge technologies that elucidate the mechanisms underlying endocrine and metabolic diseases, including diabetes.

Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, & Complications
Basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment, and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Committees & Working Groups

  • Trans-NIH Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee, NIDDK Representative
  • Trans-NIH Diabetes Lower Extremity Complications Working Group, Chair
  • Metabolic Disorders Steering Committee of the Biomarkers Consortium of the Foundation for NIH, Member