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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 lives of people with diabetes.
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2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Chen
Wenbiao Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Irina N. Kaverina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

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Kevin Dean Niswender, Ph.D., M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Core Facilities

Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR)
Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core
Islet Procurement & Analysis Core
Metabolic Physiology Shared Resource (MPSR)
Vanderbilt Diet, Body Composition and Metabolism Core
Transgenic / ES Cell Shared Resource (TMESCSR)
Vanderbilt Diabetes Core Facilities
VUMC Research Cores & Shared Resources

Research Headlines

Featured Investigators:

Maureen Anne Gannon, Ph.D.
American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science Fellow
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Gannon

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Kevin Dean Niswender, Ph.D., M.D.
Harrington Scholar-Innovator Awardee
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Howard B. Baum, M.D.
Endocrine Society Vice-president
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Alvin C. Powers, M.D.
American Diabetes Association President
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Featured Article:

2016 Major Grants Bolster VUMC Diabetes Research
“We hope these grants will provide new insight into what causes the insulin deficiency in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and help us understand how to prevent or better treat diabetes.”
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News & Events

Fast Links

Calendar

Attend one of our upcoming meetings or seminars!
When and where Topic and related details
Feb. 12
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC/VIOM Seminar
David Mangelsdorf, UT Southwestern
Neuroendocrine Control of Metabolism by FGF21
Feb. 19
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Jamey Young, VUMC
Novel Stable Isotope Methods to Determine Glucose Fluxes in Liver and Beta Cells
Feb. 26
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Rich Breyer, VUMC
PGE2 in metabolic syndrome

Our Faculty

View the more than 100 DRTC faculty members.


People

DRTC Executive Committee
DRTC Administration/Personnel

Contact Us

Alvin Powers
Director
Terri Ray
Web Administrator
Suzanne Starr
Administrative Officer

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

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