Research

The University of Michigan is a global leader in research into the causes of and potential treatments for diabetes and related diseases (including diabetes complications and obesity), with over 300 faculty performing studies related to diabetes. Of these, approximately 50 faculty members, with over $300 million in total funding, focus exclusively on diabetes-related basic and clinical research. In addition to this strong cohort of individual investigators, the University of Michigan has multiple nationally-funded center programs to support diabetes research. The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute serves to support these investigators and centers, and to coordinate among the various diabetes-related research programs at the University of Michigan.
 
  • The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute identifies needs among diabetes-related University of Michigan research programs and works to coordinate, build, and support common infrastructure and to enhance synergies among programs.
  • The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute works with relevant departments and divisions to aid in the recruitment of new diabetes researchers.
  • The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute supports and coordinates training and enrichment programs for the basic diabetes research community.

Clinical Research

  • The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute provides and supports a diabetes-focused Clinical Research Unit.
  • The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute identifies shared needs among investigators that focus on diabetes-related clinical research and coordinates and supports services and infrastructure to meet these needs.
  • The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute supports and promotes the integration of clinical research with the care of patients with diabetes.
  • The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute helps to train, recruit, and support clinical researchers that focus on diabetes-related issues.