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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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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
Sep. 27
3:30 PM
Light Hall
Metabolism Interest Group (METABIG)
Nick Mignemi
Journal Article
Sep. 28
9:00 AM
512 Light Hall
Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG)
Balamurugan Appakalai, PhD
Strategies to Improve Human Pancreatic Islet Yield and Function
Sep. 30
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC / CDTR Seminar
Andrea Cherrington, M.D., M.P.H, , Univ of Alabama
Oct. 7
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Cyndya A. Shibao, M.D., VUMC
Oct. 12
9:00 AM
512 Light Hall
Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG)
Emily M. Walker, PhD (Stein lab)
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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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