Clinical Research Programs, Centers and Cores

The program mission is to advance the knowledge in the field of diabetes and its complications, while improving the clinical care and life of all patients with diabetes in the United States and throughout the world.
This program focuses on defining new metabolic diseases that would fall in the spectrum of Atypical Diabetes and Syndromic Metabolic Disease, translating the personalization approach taken from rare human diseases to the broader populations and determining the outcomes of bariatric surgery procedures using the experience from the Post-Bariatric Endocrine Clinic.
The Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research seeks to raise awareness of type 2 translational research in diabetes and related conditions and create an environment that supports such research by fostering interdisciplinary collaborations to advance type 2 translational research in diabetes and to provide education and training opportunities in diabetes translational research.
The Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) is a multidisciplinary unit of the University of Michigan funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH). The goal of the MDRC is to promote collaborative, multidisciplinary research among member investigators studying diabetes, its complications and related disorders.
The Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (MNORC) is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH) and aims to identify improved methods for the prevention and treatment of obesity.
The George M. O'Brien Michigan Kidney Translational Core Center assists investigators and clinicians worldwide in kidney disease research, with a major focus on diabetic kidney disease. Core services are available to promote their basic, translational and clinical kidney disease research.
CMCD is a multidisciplinary group focused on identifying gaps in chronic illness care and how to improve access, efficiency, and outcomes for patients – particularly patients in the most vulnerable communities.
The work at the University of Michigan Center for Eye Policy and Innovation spans many areas of health services research in ophthalmology. The Center works with collaborators from across the University of Michigan and beyond, using an interdisciplinary approach to address some of the most pressing issues facing patients and the delivery of eye care.
The Vision Research Core provides Kellogg Eye Center's vision researchers with the necessary resources to pursue cutting-edge research, focusing on diabetic eye disease. The Core acts as a central conduit for the exchange of information within the community of scientists and serves to promote collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach to vision research.