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Mary Katherine Ray receives $120,000 grant for type 1 diabetes study

Mary Katherine Ray (PHD), and Instructor in Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, received a grant of $120,000 by the National Institute of Health for a project titled “Impact of Glucose Variability on Dynamic Cognitive Function in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes”. Mary’s team aims to explore the relationship between glucose variability and cognitive ability in children in real-life settings.

Mary’s research focuses on diabetes mellitus and obesity in youth. Specifically, her work aims to determine the relationship between glucose variability and dynamic cognitive function in youth with type 1 diabetes; track the progression of diabetes mellitus in the rare, genetic condition Wolfram syndrome; and understand how obesity affects the brain during childhood.