"Dr. Janet Funk, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Following undergraduate and graduate studies in chemistry at Stanford and Cornell Universities, Dr. Funk received her medical degree at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Following clinical training for board certification in internal medicine, and endocrinology & metabolism, Dr. Funk completed post-doctoral research training at UCSF investigating the interface of hormones and lipid metabolism with innate immunity. Dr. Funk’s current National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research continues to be centered on inflammation and is focused on identifying novel anti-inflammatory approaches for the treatment of common chronic diseases of the skeleton and cardiovascular system, including the use of traditional medicinal botanicals. Her pre-clinical research demonstrating anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric dietary supplements in osteoporosis and diabetic stroke, which began under the auspices of the NIH (NCCAM/ODS)-funded Arizona Center for Phytomedicine Research for which she served as Principle Investigator, have attracted the attention of both the scientific community and consumers. Recent evidence of increased fracture rates in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) has begun to attract the attention of skeletal researchers, including Dr. Funk, who are beginning to probe the relative roles of obesity and inflammation in fracture risk in T2DM". - UA Department of Nutritional Sciences & College of Agriculture and Life Sciences