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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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Saturday, June 11, 2016


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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Featured Investigator:

Maureen Anne Gannon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department 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

An interview with Dr. Gannon discussing her background in developmental biology is leading to new approaches in tackling Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, potentially offering hope to millions around the world. This interview is published in the International Innovations"Stemming the tide."

The Gannon lab studies the role of genes and signaling pathways involved in the development and function of specific cell types within the pancreas.

She was recently elected American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow for distinguished research and mentoring in pancreas development and islet biology, distinguished service in diabetes awareness and outreach, and commitment to science education and training.

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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.


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

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