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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.

Vanderbilt Diabetes:  Molecules to People
Thursday, November 3, 2016, Student Life Center

Keynote Speakers:

Barbara Corkey, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine

Elbert Huang, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
The University of Chicago
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Vanderbilt Diabetes Center volunteers at the JDRF OneWalk.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
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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 Translation Research (CDTR)
and it cores provide services to investigators
with externally funded, diabetes-related
translational research.
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Vanderbilt Diabetes:

Community Outreach »
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Research Headlines

Featured Investigator:

E. Brian Welch, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Featured Scholar:

Ariel Helms: Searching for a Diabetes Discovery
Helms studies the role of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in pancreatic beta cells in the laboratory of Dr. Alvin C. Powers.



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
Oct. 21
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Matthew J. Potthoff, Ph.D., Univ. of Iowa
Endocrine Control of Carbohydrate Homeostasis By the Liver
Oct. 25
3:30 PM
MetabIG Meeting - Abumrad Lab
Vance Albaugh
Oct. 26
9:00 AM
512 Light Hall
Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG)
Joseph Elsakr (Gannon (lab)
“The Effects of In Utero High Fat Diet Exposure on the Endocrine Pancreas of the Offspring”
Oct. 28
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Sean M. Hartig, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
An adipose microRNA/STAT1 axis regulates insulin sensitivity
Nov. 1
3:30 PM
MetabIG Meeting - Wasserman Lab
Elijah Trefts
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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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