Mary Katherine Ray (PHD), a WU-CDTR Pilot recipient and Instructor in Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, recently received a K01 award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for her 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. Learn more.
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.