Diabetes Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Diabetes Research Centers that are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases. Diabetes Research Centers support two primary research-related activities: Research Core services and a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program.

DIABETES RESEARCH CENTERS

Robert Stanley Sherwin Robert Stanley Sherwin MD Yale University Yale University
Dr. Sherwin's special clinical interests include patients with type 1 diabetes, intensified insulin therapy, complicated type 2 diabetes patients, and hypoglycemia associated with diabetes. 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.
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.
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.
Andrew Wolfe Andrew Wolfe PhD Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland
The Andrew Wolfe Laboratory researches the development and functional regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis which controls reproduction. 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.
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.
Dennis Brown Dennis Brown PhD Boston Area Boston Area
Dennis Brown is a Ph. D. cell biologist who specializes in the use of state-of-the art fluorescence imaging and electron microscopy techniques to follow and dissect physiologically-relevant membrane protein trafficking events in epithelial and non-epithelial cells. 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.
Jerome I Rotter Jerome I Rotter MD UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA
Jerome I. Rotter is Director of Research and Co-Director of the Medical Genetics Institute, Director of the Division of Medical Genetics (Department of Medicine) and Director of the Common Diseases Genetics Program at Cedars-Sinai. 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.
Matthias Hebrok Matthias Hebrok PhD UCSF UCSF
The main focus of our lab is to study the mechanisms that underlie mammalian pancreas organogenesis and pancreatic diseases, including diabetes and pancreatic cancer. 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.
Alvin C Powers MD Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University
The purpose of our research is to understand how glucose stimulates insulin secretion by pancreatic islet cells and to characterize and reverse abnormalities in this process that are present in diabetes. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Seung K Kim Seung K Kim MD PhD Stanford University Stanford University
Seung K. Kim is Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, in the Department of Medicine (Oncology Division) at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 1998. 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.
Matthew Krummel Matthew Krummel, PhD UCSF UCSF

Our work focusses on understanding patterns of immune cell-cell interactions and how these generate “the immune system”.

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.
David Piston David Piston PhD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
The main research focus of the Piston lab is the understanding of glucose-regulated hormone secretion from islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. 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.
Adolfo Garcia-Ocaña Adolfo Garcia-Ocaña PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Garcia-Ocaña’s research interest has focused over the years on tissue regeneration, growth factors and intracellular signaling. 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.

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
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Einstein 
System-wide Benefits of Intermeal Fasting by Autophagy., Martinez-Lopez, Nuria, Tarabra Elena, Toledo Miriam, Garcia-Macia Marina, Sahu Srabani, Coletto Luisa, Batista-Gonzalez Ana, Barzilai Nir, Pessin Jeffrey E., Schwartz Gary J., et al. , Cell Metab, 2017 Dec 05, Volume 26, Issue 6, p.856-871.e5, (2017)
NIDDK Center
The Nutrition Obesity Centers integrate, coordinate, and foster interdisciplinary basic, clinical, and public health research by established investigators actively conducting programs of high-quality research related to common nutritional sciences and/or obesity theme or themes.
Diabetes Resource
The centers that make up the ACE program conduct clinical trials and basic research on new immune-based therapies for autoimmune diseases.