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Vanderbilt Diabetes Center Archives

Beta cell biomarker findings may speed diabetes research

Nov. 29, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have identified a biomarker for insulin-producing beta cells. Their finding, reported this month in the journal Cell Metabolism, could lead to improved ways to study and treat diabetes.

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First Islet Workshop draws international audience

Sep. 13, 2018—More than 200 investigators from across the globe who specialize in islet biology, the study of hormone-producing cell clusters in the pancreas known as islets, recently gathered in Nashville to share knowledge and present the challenges and successes of their work during the first Islet Biology Workshop at Vanderbilt.

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Discovery by Vanderbilt-led group could lead to improved diabetes treatment

Mar. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators and colleagues around the country have made a major discovery that could lead to better ways to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D).

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Telemedicine simplifies gestational diabetes treatment

Dec. 7, 2017—When 32-year-old Dana Shaw was diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during her pregnancy with her first child, she was happy to learn she could meet with a physician about the condition through video conferencing rather than taking time off from work for an appointment.

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American Diabetes Association honors Granner’s achievements

Jun. 1, 2017—Daryl Granner, M.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, emeritus, at Vanderbilt, has been recognized for outstanding achievements in diabetes research and training by the American Diabetes Association.

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Patient day seminar

Feb. 23, 2017—The Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Center hosted a Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Patient Day Seminar earlier this month, with 60-70 attendees from all over the United States gathering to learn more about the condition and its treatment.

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Pilot and feasibility grants available for research related to diabetes and obesity

Nov. 21, 2016—The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC), and the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) announce the availability of pilot and feasibility grants in the following areas.

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Autoimmune diseases expert Kappler set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 13, 2016—John Kappler, Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of autoimmune diseases, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in room 208 Light Hall.

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Family’s diabetes experiences propel Tour de Cure participation

May. 26, 2016—When the Mullis family straps on their helmets on June 11 to ride in the local Tour de Cure, one of a series of cycling events held nationally to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA), they will remember a day seven years ago that motivated their annual participation in the event.

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Vanderbilt’s Powers named president-elect of ADA

Jan. 21, 2016—Alvin Powers, M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, has been named president-elect, Medicine and Science, of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for 2016.

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Major grants bolster VUMC diabetes research

Jan. 14, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received more than $11 million in new grant support aimed at slowing the growing burden of diabetes.

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Pilot and feasibility grants for diabetes and obesity research announced

Sep. 15, 2015—The application deadline for all three types of pilot and feasibility grants is Jan.15, 2016.

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