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About the DRTC

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 care of patients with diabetes.

The Vanderbilt DRTC, an interdisciplinary program involving more than 120 faculty distributed among 15 departments in 3 schools and 4 colleges at Vanderbilt and neighboring Meharry Medical College, consists of:

  • Administrative Component
  • Enrichment, Training, and Outreach Program that fosters an environment conducive to collaborative, interdisciplinary research (DRTC Seminar SeriesVanderbilt Diabetes Day), and to training new diabetes scientists.

Core Facilities

Administrative Vanderbilt Diabetes Core Facilities
Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR)
Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core
Islet Procurement & Analysis (IPA)
Metabolic Physiology Shared Resource (MPSR)
Nutrition & Diet Assessment (VNDAC)
Transgenic / ES Cell Shared Resource (TMESCSR)
VUMC Research Cores & Shared Resources


Attend one of our upcoming meetings or seminars!
When and where Topic and related details
Apr. 2
4:00 PM
208 Light Hall
Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science
Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, M.D.
Human Obesity and Insulin Resistance: lessons from the extremes
Apr. 10
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
Vanderbilt DRTC/VIOM Friday Seminar
Apr. 17
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
Vanderbilt DRTC/CDTR Friday Seminar
Lindsay Mayberry, Ph.D.

Our Faculty

View the more than 100 DRTC faculty members.


DRTC Executive Committee
DRTC Administration/Personnel

Contact Us

Alvin Powers
Terri Ray
Sr. Executive Secretary
Yelana Sims
Assistant to Terri Ray

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center is supported by NIH grant DK20593.

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