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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.
 
The DRTC highlights the research of its members by brief videos. Click here » to watch DRTC members describing his/her research.

SAVE THE DATE! »
Vanderbilt Diabetes Day
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dementia Linked to Diet
Fiona Harrison, Ph.D., and colleagues tested
whether the effects of obesity on diabetic status and cognitive decline
in Alzheimer’s disease are permanent or reversible.
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Vanderbilt biomedical engineer receives
presidential award for advanced wound healing research

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Gifts highlight strong, lasting bonds between
patients and healers

Gratitude and validation: Michael Fowler, M.D.
An enduring tribute: Shubhada Jagasia, M.D., MMHC
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My Health Chat: Advances in Diabetes Research »


The Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR)
and it cores provide services to investigators
with externally funded, diabetes-related
translational research.
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Research Headlines

Featured Investigator:

Kevin D. Niswender, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

 
Dr. Niswender is a physician-scientist who sees endocrinology and diabetes patients in referral and teaches fellows, residents and medical students clinical endocrinology.
 
 



Featured Article:

VUMC Joins Cutting-edge Obesity Research Network

 
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of four centers receiving a $15 million, four-year research award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide cutting-edge research on obesity as part of its sixth Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN).
 

Calendar

Attend one of our upcoming meetings or seminars! Note that this calendar includes the BIG and MetabIG series!
When and where Topic and related details
May. 5
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
David D. Moore, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Coordinate Regulation of Liver Energy Balance by Nutrient Sensing Nuclear Receptors
May. 10
9:00 AM
206 Preston Research Building
Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG)
Richard O'Brien, Xue Zhong and Nancy Cox
Use of BioVU and other Genetic Resources to Explore the Impact of Genes on Islet Biology
May. 12
12:00 PM
N/A
No DRTC Friday Seminar Series Lecture
No lecture - Graduation
May. 19
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Seung K. Kim M.D., Ph.D., Stanford SOM
May. 24
9:00 AM
206 Preston Research Building
Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG)
Danielle Dean (Powers' laboratory)
TBA
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Members & Leadership

DRTC Faculty Members
DRTC Executive Committee

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

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