Emily K. Sims MDAssociate Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Emily K. Sims, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at IU, where she also serves as an Assistant Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program and Assistant Director of Faculty Development and Translational Research Within the Wells Center for Pediatric Research. Dr. Sims is a physician scientist specializing in pediatric endocrinology with a research focus on identification of mechanisms and biomarkers of intrinsic beta dysfunction that contribute to development of diabetes.
In addition to her active lab-based and translational/clinical research program, which includes funding through the NIH and JDRF, Dr. Sims participates in several diabetes networks, including Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, the Rare and Atypical Diabetes (RADIANT) Network, and the new Type 1 Diabetes Acute Pancreatitis Consortium (T1DAPC). She hopes to ultimately utilize knowledge gained for development of biomarkers and beta cell-targeted therapeutics that allow for a more tailored approach to treatment of patients with or at-risk for diabetes.