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Dr. Leonard Jarett

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Professor of Pathology and Labora...

University of Pennsylvania
3400 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • First-Year Medical Student
    Washington University
  • Vice President of the Medical Board, Chairman
    Clinical Practices
  • Chairman - Department of Pathology
    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL
  • Member and President
    Academy of AACC

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Rice University
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • MD
9 Total References
Web References
Healthcare Advisory Board - DiabetesCare.Net
www.diabetescare.net, 26 Dec 2013 [cached]
Leonard Jarett, MD Dr. Jarett is a distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and for 19 years Chairman of the department.
Dr. Jarett`s contributions to the field began early. The very first paper he wrote as a first-year medical student in 1958 at Washington University became a Citation Classic. As a resident he showed that nonendocrine hormone-secreting tumors produce immunologically active ACTH. In the years that followed, he made many important contributions to the understanding of the pathways of the insulin signal transduction network. His work on the interaction of insulin with its receptor on the plasma membrane led to the theory that a mediator regulates the activity of key enzymes that control the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids by altering the state of phosphorylation of these enzymes.
Dr. Jarett, the recipient of many awards and honors for this work over the years, was awarded the 1980 David Rumbough Award of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. And his work continues to have impact following the discovery of the difference in the control of the phosphorylation and tyrosine kinase activity between phosphorylated IRS-1 and phosphorylated IRS-2 as well as studies of the insulin-sensitive glucose transporter, GLUT 4.
NACB - AWARDS
www.nacb.org, 2 Oct 2004 [cached]
Leonard Jarett, MD, FACBDr. Leonard Jarett graduated with honors from Rice University.He then graduated Cum laude from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where he was a member and President of AOA, and received two senior awards, for academics and for research.After medical school graduation in 1962 he began two years of residency in Anatomic Pathology under the tutelage of the late Paul E. Lacy, M.D., Ph.D.
In 1964 Dr. Jarett went to the NIH as a research associate for two years in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Hendler, a well-known membrane biologist.
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In 1969 Dr. Jarett was appointed the first head of the academic division of Laboratory Medicine in the departments of Pathology and Medicine.He also was made the first full-time Director of the Barnes Hospital Diagnostic Laboratories.He was charged with the development of an academic division built on basic biological research, an excellent teaching program and outstanding service.He developed faculty and trained residents along these lines with great success.In 1973 he was promoted to full professor of Medicine and Pathology.By that time the faculty and the training program ranked as one of the finest in the country, attracting many MD/PhD's for training, based on Dr. Jarett's encouragement to do two years of basic research, one of which he would fund.
Dr. Jarett's accomplishments, both in his research and in his academic career, led to his being offered and accepting the chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and he moved to Philadelphia in 1980.He urged the department at Penn. to implement the type of program he had created at Washington University.They agreed with enthusiasm.Within five years, they had one of the top departments in the country, based on the quality of the faculty, trainees and fellows and the number and amount of grants.
Dr. Jarett served as chair for three six-year terms, receiving outstanding reviews from external and internal reviewers as well as the faculty, residents and fellows of the department.Among the awards for his achievements in research, teaching and service were: the David Rumbaugh Award, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation; the Alumni Achievement Award, Washington University; Gerald Evans Award, ACLPS; the E. Clifford Torns Award, University of South Alabama; Van Slyke Award, New York section of Clinical Chemistry; Presidential Citation, AACC; Luigi Mastroianni Clinical Innovators Award, University of Pennsylvania; Meritorious Service Award, Pathology Chairs; Gold-Headed Cane Award, ASIP; Special Dean's Award in recognition of outstanding service and commitment, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Jarett's major research accomplishments included his observations that insulin caused the behavior of occupied insulin receptors on adipocytes to behave differently than any other cells.His research group accomplished this by developing the first electron dense marker for insulin, ferratin-insulin and subsequently nana-gold insulin, and further showed that insulin is internalized to the cell nucleus.He has had numerous publications on insulin's control of signal transduction.He was elected to the prestigious ASCL and AAP and more recently, as a fellow of the NACB.
Dr. Jarett served in roles outside of the University of Pennsylvania, including serving on study sections, site visits, editorial boards and advisory committees for the NIH, AACC, and the JDF, and other universities' Diabetes Centers.He served his University as Vice President of the Medical Board, chairman of the Clinical Practices, on the boards of the Diabetes and Cancer Centers, on the board of the Howard Hughes Advisory Committee, and chairman of the committee to review faculty mentoring.He was Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs for two years.He was the first recipient of the Simon Flexner Chair, established by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.Upon his stepping down as Chair, his department endowed the Leonard Jarett Distinguished Professor Chair, and the residents established an Annual Leonard Jarett Research Symposium.
Portrait Artist Representation, Portrait Consultants, Commissioned Painted Portraits
www.portraitconsultants.com, 1 Feb 2006 [cached]
LEONARD JARETT, M.D., Chairman - Department of Pathology
Leonard Jarett, ...
www.diabetescare.net, 4 Sept 2010 [cached]
Leonard Jarett, M.D. Dr. Jarett is a distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and for 19 years Chairman of the department.
Dr. Jarett`s contributions to the field began early. The very first paper he wrote as a first-year medical student in 1958 at Washington University became a Citation Classic. As a resident he showed that nonendocrine hormone-secreting tumors produce immunologically active ACTH. In the years that followed, he made many important contributions to the understanding of the pathways of the insulin signal transduction network. His work on the interaction of insulin with its receptor on the plasma membrane led to the theory that a mediator regulates the activity of key enzymes that control the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids by altering the state of phosphorylation of these enzymes.
Dr. Jarett, the recipient of many awards and honors for this work over the years, was awarded the 1980 David Rumbough Award of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. And his work continues to have impact following the discovery of the difference in the control of the phosphorylation and tyrosine kinase activity between phosphorylated IRS-1 and phosphorylated IRS-2 as well as studies of the insulin-sensitive glucose transporter, GLUT 4.
NACB: Past Award Winners
www.aacc.org, 20 April 2008 [cached]
Leonard Jarett, MD, FACB
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