Our 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 U.S. and worldwide.
Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD, Larry D. Soderquist Professor, who leads the research program, is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND), Vice Chair for Clinical Research at Michigan Medicine, Co-Director of the Michigan Peripheral Neuropathy Center, and Director of Clinical Research, Mentoring and Development at the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute.
In addition, Dr. Pop-Busui co-leads the Diabetic Foot Consortium at Michigan Medicine, one of six institutions to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct clinical studies aimed at validating biomarkers and understanding the pathophysiology of diabetic foot ulcers.
An endocrinologist, diabetologist, clinician, researcher, and scholar, Dr. Pop-Busui is the leading physician in the field of diabetic complications within the University of Michigan's MEND Division. Her clinical interests are diabetes, diabetes complications, and metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Pop-Busui’s research interest has focused on translational and clinical trials to study the mechanisms of diabetic complications, including diabetic cardiovascular autonomic and peripheral neuropathy, and to understand their role in the development of the high cardiovascular risk complicating diabetes.