Basic Research Departments

The academic (departmental and divisional) homes of researchers focused on basic diabetes research include:
The Department of Internal Medicine is home to more than 130 basic, translational, and clinical research faculty members. Spread across 13 divisions, their research community successfully competes for funding from national agencies, foundations, and industry sponsored projects. Their scientists are dedicated to identifying and implementing real solutions to redefine how medicine is practiced. 
The Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) offers patients comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services and educational programs for endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes and podiatry. MEND provides nationally renowned education and training for physicians and faculty and conducts innovative research.
The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism has a long-standing tradition of excellence in patient care and research in pediatric endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, resident and fellow education and basic and clinical research training.
The Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology is home to nationally-recognized research programs in basic and translational physiology research with a long tradition of research support from the federal government, numerous foundations, and industry.
The University of Michigan Department of Pharmacology has assembled a diverse group of outstanding scientists who work together to advance the forefronts of new knowledge to develop novel therapeutic approaches for treatment of disease.
The Division of Nephrology is nationally and internationally recognized for its excellent clinical care and its rich and diverse education and research programs including those of diabetic kidney disease.
The Department of Ophthalmology scientists have developed a strong vision research program that explores the genetic, molecular, and biochemical underpinnings of sight. Their innovative scientific perspectives place the University of Michigan Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in a leadership position for developing new treatments and therapies for diabetic eye disease.
The Department of Neurology provides outstanding research and care for patients with diseases of the nervous system including diabetic neuropathy, advancing understanding and treatments through research and education of the next generation of physicians and scientists in the field.