Featured Scholar: Ariel Helms
Laboratory: Alvin C. Powers, M.D.

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Ariel Helms Named Truman Scholar »

As a Honors College Scholar, Max Kade Fellow and Research Team Member at the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, Ariel dreams of finding cures for diseases through research and through recruiting the next generation of scientists into the STEM fields.  Ariel is a Molecular & Cellular Biology major with a Chemistry minor and is planning to become a physician-scientist.  She is the Founder and President of the Scientific Immersion & Mentorship Program, which is an undergraduate research program at Vanderbilt.  As a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, Ariel aims to integrate biomedical research into tribal healthcare networks and to recruit and train minorities in the STEM fields in an effort to preserve the health of the Native community.


Ariel Helms recognized by Goldwater Foundation »

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 goal of this ongoing research is to characterize the role of CFTR in cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. 



               Vanderbilt News: Diabetes Research »



There is a strong, bi-directional link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Fiona Harrison, Ph.D., and colleagues tested whether the effects of obesity on diabetic status and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease are permanent or reversible.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of diabetes research icon
Charles R. “Rollo” Park, M.D. »


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

Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center
Featured Faculty Member: Daniel J. Moore, Ph.D.

Daniel Moore

A New Approach To Retraining Immunity
In Patients With Type 1 Diabetes »

"Tolerating a Transplant:
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Online Tool Helps Manage Diabetes »

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet at Vanderbilt »

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2016 Pilot & Feasibility Award RecipientsPageaward, Recipients, Pilot & Feasibility14589
Employment OpportunitiesPage15514
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Beta Cell Regeneration for DiabetesPage15614
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes Research: Metabolism at the Single Cell LevelPage15805
Vanderbilt Diabetes: Annual SeminarsCollectionEskind, Annual Seminars, Irwin Eskind Lecture, Discovery5662
Vanderbilt Diabetes: Community OutreachPagediabetes, outreach, community13269
Vanderbilt Diabetes Day HonoreesCollectiondiabetes scholars, research, service, honorees, awards5571
Vanderbilt Diabetes: News HighlightsCollectiondiabetes, archives, news8925
Vanderbilt Diabetes: P&F AwardsCollectiongrant, obesity, VDC Discovery Program, awards13576
Vanderbilt Diabetes: Research HonoreesCollectionservice, diabetes scholars, research, honorees, awards13641
Vanderbilt Diabetes: Support Our ResearchCollectiondonate, gift, planned, give, giving, support, help12668
Vanderbilt Diabetes: Type 1 - TrialNetPagediabetes, research4464
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