January 8, 2021
| 9:47 am
The Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) has Dr. Samuel Klein, a world-renowned expert in metabolic diseases, appointed as the new scientific director.
“SDRI is delighted and honored to welcome Dr. Samuel Klein as our new Chief Scientific Officer,” said Ellen Goodstein, SDRI General Manager. “He is internationally known and recognized for his clinical research on metabolic diseases and has published over 400 articles on nutrition, metabolism and diabetes.
“We are extremely confident that SDRI, led by Dr. Klein, will continue to make breakthrough advances in research that will improve the lives of people with diabetes worldwide.”
SDRI will launch a new initiative in extensive research on organ systems biology. Developing a research program on precision nutrition related to metabolic diseases and metabolic health; Continuation of its successful type 1 diabetes research programs; Artificial pancreas as well as diabetes and pregnancy; in addition to Mil Familias; and train the next generation of clinical researchers in advanced clinical diabetes and metabolic research.
“The Sansum Diabetes Research Institute has 76 years of experience conducting clinically relevant research that has made important contributions to improving the management of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Small.
“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the talented and dedicated researchers and staff at SDRI to continue this tradition of effective research, particularly in launching a new ‘precision nutrition’ initiative for the prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders,” said he said.
Dr. Klein is also the William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Human Nutrition, Director of the Center for Applied Research Sciences, and Director of the Department of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Klein earned an MD from Temple University Medical School and an MS in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed an internist and clinical nutrition fellowship at Boston University Hospital, a nutritional and metabolic research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and a gastroenterology fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.
He is a specialist in internal medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition.
Learn more about SDRI at www.sansum.org.