Center Partnerships Diabetes Research Centers now highlights DRC Partner Institutions. Center partnerships are listed with location details and links to the partnership website. An overview of the partner institution and its research centers, institutions, and programs can also be viewed.

DIABETES RESEARCH CENTERS

K Sam Wells K Sam Wells PhD Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University
Dr. Wells obtained a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry studying the experimental and theoretical optical physics of polarized light scattering and absorbance in condensed materials, including the development of imaging of such processes. 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 lives of people with diabetes.
Darleen Sandoval Darleen Sandoval PhD University of Michigan University of Michigan
Dr. Sandoval's current work utilizes basic research strategies that use a combination of molecular and physiological techniques with the goal of generating better therapeutic options for obesity and type 2 diabetes. 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.
Peter Stock Peter Stock MD PhD UCSF UCSF
Peter Stock is Professor of Surgery and heads up the solid organ pancreas transplant program as well as pancreatic islet cell program. The University of California San Francisco Diabetes Research Center (UCSF DRC) is one of only 16 research centers established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to accelerate basic and clinical research into diabetes.
Laurie J Goodyear Laurie J Goodyear PhD MS Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
Work in the Goodyear lab has uncovered many of the basic mechanisms that underlie the effects of exercise on metabolism, and has successfully translated many of these findings into humans. 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.
Michael McManus PhD UCSF UCSF
The McManus lab studies fundamental processes relating to mammalian gene expression. We take high-throughput approaches, analyzing hundreds of thousands to millions of experiments at once, using complex libraries coupled to deep sequencing. The University of California San Francisco Diabetes Research Center (UCSF DRC) is one of only 16 research centers established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to accelerate basic and clinical research into diabetes.
Stuart J Frank Stuart J Frank MD University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Alabama at Birmingham
The focus of research in my laboratory is in understanding mechanisms of action of growth hormone (GH), an important metabolic and growth promoting hormone. The Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRC) focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications.
Qizhi Tang PhD Qizhi Tang PhD UCSF UCSF
The Tang lab focuses on translating knowledge on mechanisms of immune tolerance into novel therapeutics for treating autoimmune diabetes and preventing transplant rejection. The University of California San Francisco Diabetes Research Center (UCSF DRC) is one of only 16 research centers established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to accelerate basic and clinical research into diabetes.
Rebecca Hull-Meichle Rebecca Hull-Meichle PhD University of Washington University of Washington
My research focuses on cellular mechanisms underlying islet secretory dysfunction and loss of beta-cell mass in diabetes. 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.
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.
Clay F Semenkovich Clay F Semenkovich MD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
Clay F. Semenkovich, M.D., is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research and Professor of Medicine and of Cell Biology and Physiology. 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.
Daniel S Ory MD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
Work in my laboratory focuses on identification and characterization of genes that function in the uptake, intracellular transport, and export of lipoprotein-derived cholesterol, and on gene programs that regulate cellular cholesterol balance. 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.
Michael Rickels MD MS University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Rickels conducts patient-oriented diabetes research that aims at understanding the pathogenesis of different types of diabetes and the in vivo mechanisms of new diabetes treatments. The Penn Diabetes Research Center participates in the nationwide inter-disciplinary program established over forty years ago by the NIDDK to foster research and training in the areas of diabetes and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.
Irwin J Kurland MD PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
My laboratory has developed stable isotope based flux phenotyping methodology based on gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to follow the “history” of glucose and other labeled substrates as they are exchanged between different organs or within the same organ. 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.
Owen McGuinness PhD Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University

Our studies focus on the regulation of hepatic and muscle glucose disposal during infection and inflammation. We examine its interaction with obesity and nutritional support. Our approach is to assess metabolism using a combination of tracer and arterio-venous difference techniques in conscious chronically catheterized conscious dogs and mice.

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 lives of people with diabetes.
Timothy R Nagy PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Nagy is a Professor of Nutrition Sciences, Director of the Division of Physiology and Metabolism, and Director of the PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences. The Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRC) focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications.

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.

In the Spotlight

Pilot & Feasibility Study
Center Publication
UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA Albert Einstein College of Medicine Einstein University of Michigan Michigan 
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 NIDDK Information Network (dkNET), is a search portal and information hub that helps researchers find research resources and data repositories relevant to their research and keep up to date on new tools, services and mandates to support robust and reproducible science, including funding opportunities, resource authentication and data sharing.