Investigators that focus on basic research related to diabetes include over 200 faculty members across many schools and departments at the University of Michigan. Over 30 of these researchers focus entirely on diabetes and related diseases. These faculty members have specific strength in type 1 diabetes/beta cell biology, type 2 diabetes/obesity, and the complications of diabetes. Reflecting these strengths, the University of Michigan has many NIH-funded centers that support and enhance diabetes-related research. The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute coordinates among these, identifying needs and eliminating redundancies to ensure the appropriate support of basic diabetes research at the University of Michigan.