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DIABETES RESEARCH CENTERS

Gerald I Shulman Gerald I Shulman MD PhD Yale University Yale University
Dr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine, Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Physiological Chemistry at Yale University, where he serves as Co-Director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center and Director of the Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center. The Yale Diabetes Research Center (DRC) was established in the spring of 1993 with the goal of promoting research in diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine disorders at the university.
George L King George L King MD Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
My laboratory studies the mechanism by which hyperglycemia and insulin resistance are causing diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy and cardiovascular diseases. 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 cure of these disorders.
Edward Horton Edward Horton MD Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
Dr. Horton major interests include obesity and insulin resistance as they relate to diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. 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 cure of these disorders.
Amy Wagers Amy Wagers PhD Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
Work in Amy Wagers' laboratory focuses on defining how changes in stem cell activity impact tissue regeneration throughout life and identifying the physiological and pathological signals that modulate stem cell function in an age-dependent manner. 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 cure of these disorders.
W Timothy Garvey W Timothy Garvey MD University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Garvey laboratory is interested in the molecular, metabolic, and genetic basis of type 2 diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, and obesity. The Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRC) focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications.
James F Markmann MD PhD Boston Area Boston Area
James F. Markmann MD, PhD is the Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery and Director of Clinical Operations at the Transplant Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Claude Welch Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. The Boston Area Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center is a consortium of laboratory-based and clinical investigators whose efforts are directed toward addressing many of the major research questions bearing on the etiology, pathogenesis, treatment and cure of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Christin Carter-Su Christin Carter-Su PhD University of Michigan University of Michigan
A major and longstanding interest of our laboratory is the delineation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which growth hormone (GH) regulates body growth and metabolism. The goal of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) is to establish, promote, and enhance multidisciplinary and collaborative basic biomedical and clinical research among member investigators studying diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.
Jean E Schaffer Jean E Schaffer MD Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
The goals of our work are to characterize the fundamental cellular mechanisms of metabolic stress from substrate excess, and to understand how this process contributes to diabetes complications. 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 cure of these disorders.
Alan R Saltiel Alan R Saltiel PhD UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA
Dr. Alan Saltiel investigates the hormone insulin and its role in regulating cellular sugar levels, including how cells send and receive signals. Understanding these processes may shed light on dysfunctioning glucose and lipid metabolism, particularly as it related to Type 2 diabetes. The overall mission of the UCSD-UCLA DRC is to foster research in theprevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications, and to improve the lives of patients suffering from this devastating disease.
Streamson C Chua Jr Streamson C Chua Jr MD PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Streamson Chua's group is interested in genetic contribution to the chronic disease of obesity, diabetes, and diabetes complications. The Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC) comprises a vibrant, extensive, diverse, well-funded and highly productive program that provides the foundation for high-quality and cutting-edge research in diabetes and related studies in obesity, metabolism and endocrinology.
Christopher Gardner Christopher Gardner PhD Stanford University Stanford University
Dr. Gardner, Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, has extensive experience in successful study design, recruitment and retention. The mission of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center is to support basic and clinical research to discover, apply and translate science about diabetes and it complications, to improve health and wellness.
Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi MD Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi MD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis

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TThe mission of the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is to support and enhance research in diabetes and related metabolic diseases.
Sakeneh Zraika Sakeneh Zraika PhD University of Washington University of Washington
Dr. Sakeneh Zraika received in her PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia and her Postgraduate Fellowship from the University of Washington. The University of Washington (UW) Diabetes Research Center (DRC) at the University of Washington is one of 16 Diabetes Research Centers sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to promote basic, translational, and clinical research on diabetes and related metabolic disorders.
Raimund I Herzog Raimund I Herzog MD MHS Yale University Yale University
Dr. Herzog’s laboratory is focused on characterizing and preventing its central nervous complications. He uses state-of-the-art technologies to define the impact of diabetes and intensive insulin treatment on brain metabolism and cognition. The Yale Diabetes Research Center (DRC) was established in the spring of 1993 with the goal of promoting research in diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine disorders at the university.
Jill P Crandall Jill P Crandall MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Crandall is Director of the Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit and co-director of the DRTC Clinical Research Facilitation Core. She is an experienced clinical investigator with a joint appointments in the Divisions of Endocrinology and Geriatrics. The Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC) comprises a vibrant, extensive, diverse, well-funded and highly productive program that provides the foundation for high-quality and cutting-edge research in diabetes and related studies in obesity, metabolism and endocrinology.
Joseph Avruch Joseph Avruch MD PhD Boston Area Boston Area
Dr. Avruch is a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Molecular Biology, and has been Chief of the Diabetes Unit in the department of Medicine at the MGH since 1979. The Boston Area Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center is a consortium of laboratory-based and clinical investigators whose efforts are directed toward addressing many of the major research questions bearing on the etiology, pathogenesis, treatment and cure of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Centers Overview

Diabetes Centers

NIDDK Diabetes Centers

The NIDDK-supported Diabetes Research Centers (DRCs) are part of an integrated program of diabetes and related endocrinology and metabolism research. NIDDK’s Diabetes Centers program supports extramural research institutions that have established an existing base of high-quality, diabetes-related 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.

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Impact of common genetic determinants of Hemoglobin A1c on type 2 diabetes risk and diagnosis in ancestrally diverse populations: A transethnic genome-wide meta-analysis., Wheeler, Eleanor, Leong Aaron, Liu Ching-Ti, Hivert Marie-France, Strawbridge Rona J., Podmore Clara, Li Man, Yao Jie, Sim Xueling, Hong Jaeyoung, et al. , PLoS Med, 2017 Sep, Volume 14, Issue 9, p.e1002383, (2017)
NIDDK Center
The Digestive Disease Research Core Centers are part of an integrated program of support for basic and clinical research in digestive and liver diseases. Research in these Centers focuses on the etiology, treatment, and prevention of digestive and/or liver diseases.
Diabetes Resource
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.