Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC)

Terri Doss, second from right, a research assistant at the Vanderbilt Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center, received the Robert K. Hall Service Award for her outstanding contributions to the diabetes research community. Young investigators receiving awards at Diabetes Day are, left to right, Kathryn Snyder, MD, MPH; Darian Carroll; Doss and Dudley McNitt, PhD. Not pictured is Emily Hawes, PhD. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Diabetes Day spotlights achievements, current investigations

Today, the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center includes 140 faculty members from 15 departments and three colleges or schools at Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical College who conduct basic, clinical and translational research on the cause, prevention, treatment and complications of diabetes and obesity.

Study links small pancreas size to faster progression to stage 3 Type 1 diabetes

The study findings, published in the journal Diabetes Care, suggest that pancreas imaging can have a benefit in tracking disease development and recruitment for preventive and therapeutic trials.

Study links gene network and pancreatic beta cell defects to Type 2 diabetes

A comprehensive study that integrates multiple analytic approaches has linked a regulatory gene network and functional defects in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells to Type 2 diabetes.

Powers announces plan to step down from key diabetes leadership roles

Alvin C. Powers, MD, has announced plans to step down effective July 1, 2024, as director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center, and chief of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Vanderbilt’s Rafael Arrojo e Drigo, PhD, right, recently received a young investigator award named in honor of the scientist to his left, Robert Sorenson, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota

Arrojo e Drigo receives award for excellence in the field of islet research

Vanderbilt’s Rafael Arrojo e Drigo, PhD, recently received the inaugural Robert L. Sorenson Young Investigator Award from the Midwest Islet Club (MIC) in recognition of his research excellence and innovation in the field of islet research.

Diabetes Day celebrates 50 years of achievement, spotlights current investigations

Vanderbilt Diabetes Day, an annual event hosted by the now-named Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC). The event spotlights the work of researchers, and this year also celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the DRTC.

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