About the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC)

  • Coordinate activities that raise awareness of, interest in, and support for basic and translational research in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic disorders at the University of Michigan and beyond.
  • Advance learning and promote scientific exchange related to diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism.
  • Provide research cores that provide shared, specialized technical resources and expertise that enhance the efficiency, productivity, and multidisciplinary nature of research performed by MDRC investigators.
  • Support a Pilot and Feasibility studies grant program.
  • Facilitate and focus basic molecular and cellular research in the area of diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine disorders.
  • Promote the validation and application of relevant new basic knowledge in the clinical arena through rational, innovative and streamlined clinical, epidemiological and outcomes research.
  • Evaluate, refine and disseminate new clinical knowledge regarding diabetes and related disorders into community health practices, especially in those communities at increased risk.
  • Recruit, train, motivate and retain an effective pool of basic and clinical investigators and health care professional personnel in the area of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism.