Diabetes Research Centers

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Jeanine Albu, M.D.

Clinical Expertise Highlights Dr. Albu is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology and Metabolism and has special expertise in the evaluation and treatment of obesity and diabetes mellitus. She is an Associate Attending in Med.. 

Columbia University


The Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center provides research support for investigators pursuing research on diabetes and metabolic disorders. The DERC provides a central support structure to foster collaboration among investigators ... 

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Louis Dell'Italia, M.D.

Dr. Dell'Italia's research program focuses on the mechanisms of remodeling of the heart in heart failure defined by three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging, changes in cardiomyocyte morphology and extracellular matrix, and the regulatory role of the .. 

University of Alabama at Birmingham


The Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications. The DRTC is a multi-disciplinary operation with faculty researchers from UAB's Schools of Health Profes... 

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Bradley Newcomer, Ph.D.

Research Description: In-vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy studies of human pathophysiolgy.Liver and Intramuscular Fat analyses through MRI and MRS methods.Mitochondr.. 

University of Alabama at Birmingham


The Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications. The DRTC is a multi-disciplinary operation with faculty researchers from UAB's Schools of Health Profes... 

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Morris J. Birnbaum, M.D., Ph.D.

Description of Research The ability to respond to nutritional stress is one of the most primitive adaptations that organism must accomplish. The pathways that alert the organism to an absence of food and initiate an appropriate response are remark.. 

University of Pennsylvania


The Penn Diabetes Research Center (DRC) participates in the nationwide inter-disciplinary program established over thirty-five years ago by the NIDDK to foster research and training in the... 

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David Cummings, M.D.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS Neuroendocrine mechanisms regulating appetite, body weight, and glucose homeostasis. Specific areas of study include the following: 1) Characterizing roles of the orexigenic hormone ghrelin in energy balance and glucose .. 

University of Washington


The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) at the University of Washington is one of 18 Diabetes Research Centers sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to promote basic, translational, and clinical research on diabetes and related metabolic disorders. ... 

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Pinchas Cohen, M.D.

Publications:Lee KW, Ma L, Yan X, Liu B, Zhang XK, Cohen P Rapid apoptosis induction by IGFBP-3 involves an insulin-like growth factor-independent nucleomitochon.. 

UCSD/UCLA


The overall mission of the UCSD-UCLA DERC is to foster research in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and endocrine diseases and their complications and ultimately to improve the lives of endocrine patients. This unique Center crosses institut... 

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Streamson Coo Chua, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of NeuroscienceDr. Streamson Chua's group is interested in genetic contribution to the chronic disease of obesity, diabetes, and diabetes c.. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


The Einstein Diabetes Research Center (DRC) provides strong leadership for creative basic and translational research related to the causes and treatment of diabetes and its complications. With a collaborative state-of-the-art infrastructure and multiple too... 

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John Oram, Ph.D.

Studies of biochemical mechanisms by which high density lipoprotein (HDL) removes cellular cholesterol and phospholipids and protect against heart disease. Characterization of cellular pathways involved in cholesterol trafficking and their regulation by lip.. 

University of Washington


The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) at the University of Washington is one of 18 Diabetes Research Centers sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to promote basic, translational, and clinical research on diabetes and related metabolic disorders. ... 

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Raymond C. Harris

The general focus of the Harris laboratory involves studies of regulation of renal epithelial cell growth and function during normal physiologic responses and after acute or chronic injury. Three specific areas of investigation are currently in progress. Th.. 

Vanderbilt University


The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC),is a NIH-sponsored Diabetes Center that facilitates the discovery, application, and translation of scientific knowledge to improve the care of patients with diabetes. The Vanderbilt DRTC, a... 

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Mona Fouad, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Fouad is a Professor in the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine, Director of the UAB Minority Health and Research Center, and Senior Scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Aging at UAB. Dr. Fouad is the Principal Investi.. 

University of Alabama at Birmingham


The Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications. The DRTC is a multi-disciplinary operation with faculty researchers from UAB's Schools of Health Profes... 

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Patrick Seale

RESEARCH OVERVIEW Obesity is the predominant risk factor for an expanding array of diseases including: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Our lab investigates the transcriptional pathways that control the development, differentiati.. 

University of Pennsylvania


The Penn Diabetes Research Center (DRC) participates in the nationwide inter-disciplinary program established over thirty-five years ago by the NIDDK to foster research and training in the... 

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Tracy L. Bale

RESEARCH INTERESTS Developing mouse models of stress sensitivity using genetic and prenatal manipulations to to understand the mechanism and heritability for increased susceptibility to neurodevelopmental disorders. Determine the molecular mechan.. 

University of Pennsylvania


The Penn Diabetes Research Center (DRC) participates in the nationwide inter-disciplinary program established over thirty-five years ago by the NIDDK to foster research and training in the... 

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Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine Chief, Section of Endocrinology Director, General Clinical Research CenterDr. Roy Weiss is an expert in diseases of the thyroid and pituitary disorders--such as Cushing’s disease. Dr. Weiss has.. 

University of Chicago


The University of Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) provides resources for the support and coordination of the research and training activities in diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine disorders of a large and growing number of ind... 

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Arun J. Sharma, Ph.D.

Dr. Sharma is an Investigator in the Section on Islet Transplantation and Cell Biology at Joslin and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his doctoral degree in Microbiology from the University of Baroda, India, and comp.. 

Joslin Diabetes Center


Since its inception in 1898, the primary mission of the Joslin Diabetes Center has been to care for people with diabetes, and conduct research to provide new knowledge about diabetes and its complications that will lead to new treatments, prevention and/or ... 

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John S. Penn, Ph.D.

Research Group Leader: Complications of Diabetes My long-standing interest is in the molecular basis of ocular angiogenesis. The over-reaching goal of my research is.. 

Vanderbilt University


The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC),is a NIH-sponsored Diabetes Center that facilitates the discovery, application, and translation of scientific knowledge to improve the care of patients with diabetes. The Vanderbilt DRTC, a... 

Diabetes Centers Overview

The NIDDK-supported Diabetes Research Centers (DRCs), formerly known as Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers (DERCs) and Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTCs), are part of an integrated program of diabetes and related endocrinology and metabolism research. Centers provide increased, cost effective collaboration among multidisciplinary groups of investigators at institutions with an established, comprehensive research base in diabetes and related areas of endocrinology and metabolism. DRCs are intended to improve the quality and multidisciplinary nature of research on diabetes by providing shared access to specialized technical resources and expertise. DRCs are intended to facilitate progress in research with the goal of developing new methods to treat, prevent and ultimately cure diabetes mellitus and its complications.

Publication in the Spotlight

Study in the Spotlight

Columbia University
Remi J. Creusot, Ph.D.
2014 P&F Awardee
Deciphering and Visualizing Epitope Spreading in Autoimmune Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes results from a polyclonal T cell-mediated immune response against multiple beta-cell antigens, leading to the ultimate destruction of insulin-producing beta-cells. Although few self-antigens appear to be involved initially, the autoimmune response eventually spreads to numerous other epitopes. This diversification of the immune response poses an obvious challenge to antigen-specific therapeutic approaches that are pursued as a safer alternative to general immunosuppression. Although epitope spreading is common to several autoimmune diseases, its mechanism is not completely...