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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 Day
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hasty named to new VUSM 
Basic Sciences role
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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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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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Research Headlines

Featured Investigator:

Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health Women Scientist
Professor of Medicine
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Vice Chair for Faculty Development
DRTC, Director of Enrichment, Training and Outreach

Featured Publication:

Pancreatic Inflammation Redirects
Acinar to β Cell Reprogramming.

Primary Publication:
27851966 (PubMed)
PMC5131369 (PubMed Central)


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
Feb. 28
3:30 PM
MetabIG Meeting - Abumrad Laboratory
Vance Albaugh, M.D., Ph.D.
TGR5 contributes to glucoregulatory improvements after vertical sleeve gastrectomy in mice.
Mar. 1
9:00 AM
512 Light Hall
Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG)
Jason Spaeth (Stein lab)
Mar. 3
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Fumihiko Urano, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University
Wolfram Syndrome, A Prototype of ER Stress-Induced Beta Cell Death
Mar. 10
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Richard Simerly, Ph.D., Vanderbilt
Mar. 14
3:30 PM
MetabIG Meeting - Wasserman Laboratory
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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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