Dr. Carter-Su received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in New York. She had postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Rochester and Brown University. Her first faculty position was at the University of Michigan, where she rose through the ranks, reaching full professor in 1992. She was named Associate Director and Chief of the Biomedical Research Division of the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center in 1997. Dr. Carter-Su’s exemplary research focuses on endocrinology and signal transduction, studying the molecular mechanisms of growth
hormone action. She currently maintains her own NIH grants, as well as participating in two Center grants, one from NIH and the other from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She holds one patent and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and reviews. Dr. Carter-Su has mentored more than 30 undergraduate students, 12 graduate and medical students (over 60 dissertation committees), and 16 Postdoctoral Fellows, as well as numerous colleagues. As was stated in the nomination, "Her clear thinking, experience and willingness to give time to people make her a very effective mentor."
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