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About the CDTR

The Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) and it cores provide services to investigators with externally funded, diabetes-related translational research addressing the following areas: innovations in care, community engagement, culturally-sensitive/competent interventions, clinical trials, quality improvement, quality assurance, health services research, environmental studies, & community-based participatory research.

The establishment of the center is in response to a competitive funding opportunity through the National Institute of Health (NIH) & the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

2018 Vanderbilt CDTR Fact Sheet:

  • One hundred, forty-one investigator authored papers in current five year funding cycle
  • Total grant funding supported by Vanderbilt CDTR:
    $ 9,997,282
  • Thirty-two Center Investigators
  • Six Pilot & Feasibility recipients have proceeded
    to secure external funding


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The Center for Diabetes Translation Research
is supported by NIH grant DK092986. 
Please acknowledge this in your publications.

News & Events

Instruments & Educational Tools


Attend one of our upcoming meetings or seminars!
When and where Topic and related details
Feb. 23
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series (VCAR Lecture)
Eric Stice, PhD, Oregon Research Institute
Neural Vulnerability Factors that Increase Risk for Future Weight Gain and Approaches for Reducing These Vulnerability Factors
Mar. 2
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Alan Cherrington, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Mar. 9
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Aristidis Veves, MD, DSc, Harvard University

Community Leaders

Tom Elasy
Laura Shackleford
Associate Administrative Director
Terri Ray
Website Administrator
Suzanne Starr
Administrative Officer

Contact Information

1215 21st Avenue South
Suite 6000 North Tower
Nashville, TN 37232

Laura Shackleford
615-343-2071 (p)

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