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

Jeffrey S Elmendorf Jeffrey S Elmendorf PhD Indiana University Indiana University
Dr. Elmendorf's research over the past 20 years has been focused on dissecting mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle and adipose tissue glucose transport and defining their alterations in insulin resistance. The Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD) at IU School of Medicine is a world-renowned center focused on centralizing and fostering research along five fundamental themes to strengthen the diabetes research base throughout Indiana.
Pamela L Mellon Pamela L Mellon PhD UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA
We are interested in how the brain controls reproduction through the neuroendocrine system with emphases on development, hormone signaling, gene expression, circadian rhythm, and mouse models of human disease. 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.
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.
Gary J Schwartz Gary J Schwartz PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Gary J. Schwartz, Ph.D., studies how the gut and the brain interact with each other to regulate food intake and associated metabolic processes. 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.
Jay Heinecke Jay Heinecke MD University of Washington University of Washington
The major focus of research in the Heinecke laboratory is to understand the role of HDL and macrophages in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, diabetes and other inflammatory diseases 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.
Richard A Flavell Richard A Flavell PhD FRS Yale University Yale University
Dr. Flavell is Sterling Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 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.
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.
Joseph A Baur Joseph A Baur PhD University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania
The Baur lab is interested in the basic mechanisms that lead to aging. Age is the most important risk factor for many of the diseases affecting Western society today, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disorders. 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.
Remi J Creusot Remi J Creusot PhD Columbia University Columbia University
Dr. Remi Creusot is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and principal investigator at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. The Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center provides research support for investigators pursuing research on diabetes and metabolic disorders.
Matthew J Tyska Matthew J Tyska MD Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University
The overarching goal of the Tyska Laboratory is to understand how transporting epithelial cells assemble a functional apical surface. Intestinal epithelial cells in particular build one of the most elaborate apical specializations, an array of microvilli known as the brush border. 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.
David P Olson David P Olson MD PhD University of Michigan University of Michigan
Using novel mouse models, Dr. Olson is exploring gene expression changes in specific neuronal populations in the brain that are known to be important in regulating energy balance; these studies are directed at examining the link between gene expression in specific areas of the brain and altered 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.
Jeffrey E Pessin PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The Pessin laboratory is analyzing insulin signaling at the molecular level, the regulation of glucose uptake and metabolism at the cellular, molecular level and the integrative systems of metabolism in normal and pathophysiologic states in genetic rodent models. 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.
Lori Laffel Lori Laffel MD MPH Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
Dr. Laffel focuses her research and clinical interests on preventing the late complications of type 1 diabetes and preserving the health, normal growth, development and family functioning of children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes. 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.
Hassan Chaib Hassan Chaib PhD Stanford University Stanford University
In 2011, Dr. Chaib joined the Genetics Department at Stanford University, focusing on next generation sequencing technologies and stem cell therapy of muscular dystrophy. He is currently the Director of Lab Operations for SCGPM and the GSSC and Director of Stem Cell Genomics at the CIRM CESCG. 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.
Mark A Magnuson MD Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University
Dr. Mark A. Magnuson is the Louise B. McGavock Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Medicine, and Cell and Developmental Biology at 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 lives of people with 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.

In the Spotlight

Pilot & Feasibility Study
Center Publication
UCSF UCSF Albert Einstein College of Medicine Einstein 
Repression of Adipose Tissue Fibrosis through a PRDM16-GTF2IRD1 Complex Improves Systemic Glucose Homeostasis., Hasegawa, Yutaka, Ikeda Kenji, Chen Yong, Alba Diana L., Stifler Daniel, Shinoda Kosaku, Hosono Takashi, Maretich Pema, Yang Yangyu, Ishigaki Yasushi, et al. , Cell Metab, 2018 01 09, Volume 27, Issue 1, p.180-194.e6, (2018)
NIDDK Center
The mission of the National Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers is to advance medical and biological research by providing the scientific community with standardized, high quality metabolic and physiologic phenotyping services for mouse models of diabetes, diabetic complications, obesity and related disorders.
Diabetes Resource
The Acute Renal Failure Trial Network (ATN) Study is a clinical research study that is jointly sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health in order to determine if an increased dose of dialysis will decrease mortality rates in patients with acute renal failure (ARF).