DIABETES RESEARCH CENTERS

Raghavendra G Mirmira MD PhD Indiana University Indiana University
Dr. Mirmira’s research program over the past 10 years has centered upon the biology of islets as it relates to islet development/growth, maintenance, and survival. The mission of the new, integrated Indiana Diabetes Research Center (IDRC) is to foster knowledge, support training, and promote basic and translational research in diabetes and related metabolic disorders, and their complications.
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.
Hsin-Chieh (Jessica) Yeh Hsin-Chieh (Jessica) Yeh PhD Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland
Dr. Yeh is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with expertise on cohort studies and clinical trials of lifestyle factors, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. The Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland Diabetes Research Center fosters collaborative, multidisciplinary diabetes and endocrinology research, and translates that research into programs that advance the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus by health care professionals.
Fredric Kraemer MD Stanford University Stanford University
Dr. Fredric Kraemer is the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism. He is a board certified endocrinologist for over 35 years who specializes in the treatment diabetes mellitus, particularly type 1 diabetes, and the treatment of lipid disorders, such as elevated cholesterol or triglycerides. 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.
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.
Fumihiko Urano Fumihiko Urano MD PhD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
Dr. Urano’s current main focus is to find a cure for juvenile diabetes and genetic forms of diabetes including Type 1 diabetes and Wolfram syndrome using stem cell-based therapeutics and gene-based diagnostics. 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.
Andrea L Hevener Andrea L Hevener PhD UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA
Dr. Hevener received her PhD from USC in 1998 in kinesiology and physiology and biophysics and performed a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at UC San Diego from 1998 to 2002. 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.
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.
Jeffrey H Miner PhD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
A major interest of my laboratory is the role of basement membrane components in kidney function and disease, with particular emphasis on the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) as a component of the glomerular filtration barrier to albumin. 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.
Ji Lei MD MBA Boston Area Boston Area
Dr. Ji Lei is the director of the special service GMP facility for human islet/cell isolation and transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital. 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.
David Maahs MD PhD Stanford University Stanford University
Dr. Maahs is Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Stanford University and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. His research focuses on improving care and preventing complications in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). 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.
Joshua D Rabinowitz MD PhD University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania
Our lab aims to achieve a quantitative, comprehensive understanding of cellular metabolism. 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.
Carmella Evans-Molina Carmella Evans-Molina MD PhD Indiana University Indiana University
The goals of Dr. Evans-Molina’s research program are (1) to define the molecular and inflammatory etiologies of b cell dysfunction in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and (2) to identify novel stem cell based strategies to improve b cell survival in diabetes. The mission of the new, integrated Indiana Diabetes Research Center (IDRC) is to foster knowledge, support training, and promote basic and translational research in diabetes and related metabolic disorders, and their complications.
Mary-Elizabeth Patti MD Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
The laboratory of Mary-Elizabeth Patti, MD focuses on mechanisms by which environmental or nutritional risk factors (e.g. obesity, prenatal and early postnatal nutrition) influence gene expression and metabolic function in tissues critical for insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. 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.
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.
Michael Sturek Michael Sturek PhD Indiana University Indiana University
The general aim of our research program is to understand cellular and molecular Ca signaling mechanisms for in vivo cardiovascular phenomena. The mission of the new, integrated Indiana Diabetes Research Center (IDRC) is to foster knowledge, support training, and promote basic and translational research in diabetes and related metabolic disorders, and their 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
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt 
The mammal-specific Pdx1 Area II enhancer has multiple essential functions in early endocrine cell specification and postnatal β-cell maturation., Yang, Yu-Ping, Magnuson Mark A., Stein Roland, and Wright Christopher V. E. , Development, 2017 01 15, Volume 144, Issue 2, p.248-257, (2017)
NIDDK Center
The Centers for Diabetes Translation Research are part of an integrated program whose cores support and enhance diabetes type II translation research (e.g. bedside to practice and the community, dissemination and implementation science).
Diabetes Resource
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