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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.

SAVE THE DATE! »
Vanderbilt Diabetes Day
Thursday, November 16, 2017

NIDDK renews Vanderbilt’s diabetes research grant
 
 
The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (VDRTC) is celebrating its 44th year of operation with a five-year competitive renewal of its $9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
 
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VUMC'S diabetes prevention program lauded by CDC
 
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Health and Wellness has received a Certificate of Full Recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its diabetes prevention program for employees.
 
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New diabetes technology clinic informs patients about innovations
 


Shichun Bao, M.D., Ph.D., along with numerous other physicians, nurses, and educators, has set up a Diabetes Technology Clinic within the Eskind Diabetes Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she has been testing out the newest technology in insulin delivery. Dr. Bao hopes this new clinic will better serve diabetes patients by educating them on the recent innovations in diabetes care.
 
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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 Diabetes 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:

Alyssa H. Hasty, Ph.D.

Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
 
Research Specialty:
Obesity-Related Metabolic Disorders

Dr. Hasty is a professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, and studies metabolic disorders in obese patients with a focus on the immune system. 
 



Featured Article:

Powers lab discovers potential new diabetes treatment in interrupted glucagon signaling

 
Reported this week in Cell Metabolism, research fellow Danielle Dean, Ph.D. and research faculty in the Powers lab have discovered a potential treatment that could lower blood glucose levels and improve diabetes in patients. 
 

Calendar

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
Aug. 2
9:00 AM
512 Light Hall
Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG)
William Holland, PhD (UTSW)
“Antidiabetic Actions of Glucagon Receptor Antagonists"
Aug. 16
9:00 AM
512 Light Hall
Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG)
Karin Bosma (O'Brien's laboratory)
TBA
Aug. 30
9:00 AM
206 PRB (NOTE ROOM CHANGE)
Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG) Talk
Danielle Dean, PhD (Powers' lab)
TBA
Sep. 8
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD, Yale University
Oct. 13
12:00 PM
206 Preston Research Building
DRTC Friday Seminar Series
Rachel Friedman, MD
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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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