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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 Daryl K. Granner Lectureship
Friday, April 29, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building

Shawn C. Burgess, Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Metabolic Mechanisms of Disease
Associate Professor
Advanced Imaging Research Center and
Department of Pharmacology
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“Don’t Call it a Comeback:
The Role of PEPCK in Metabolic Regulation and Disease”

2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

"These extraordinary faculty members exemplify our academic mission, and are an investment in Vanderbilt's future."
Wenbiao Chen        Irina Kaverina         Kevin Niswender
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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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Support our VANDERBILT Tour de Cure Team »

Saturday, June 11, 2016


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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Other Vanderbilt Diabetes Research in the News
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Research Headlines

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.



Attend one of our upcoming meetings or seminars!
When and where Topic and related details
May. 6
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Michael Hill, VUMC
Oxidative Stress Mechanisms Underlying Heart Failure in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and the Potential of Neuregulin-1β as a Novel Therapeutic
May. 13
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC/ VIOM Seminar
Ellen Schur, University of Washington
That looks good! Brain regulation of appetite in humans.
May. 20
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Maulik Patel, VUMC
The mitochondrial genome and metabolic dysfunction.
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Faculty & 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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