Welcome to the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
and Penn Diabetes Research Center

The IDOM was established in 2005 to address the ever increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity. In 2016, there were 29.1 million people with diabetes in the United States, and more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. In 2012, the cost of diabetes was estimated at $245 billion per year, and the Centers for Disease Control has projected that one out of three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in his or her lifetime.

The mission of the IDOM is to support and develop successful approaches to the prevention, treatment, and cure of diabetes mellitus and obesity.

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Seminars & Events

March 13, 2018 - Spring Symposium

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11:00 - 1:00 PM - Luncheon & Poster Session

2:45 PM - Special Distinguished Lecture
Jeffrey S. Flier, M.D. - Harvard University
Title: “Starvation in the Midst of Plenty: Reflections on the History and Biology of Insulin and Leptin”

4:00 PM - Kroc Lecture
Michael P. Czech, Ph.D.,
– University of Massachusetts
Title: "Adipose Signaling Circuits Controlling Thermogenesis" - Rubenstein Auditorium

March 20, 2018

Jiandie Lin, Ph.D, – University of Michigan
Title: "Endocrine Checkpoint for NASH Progression"

March 27, 2018

Anthony Ferrante, Jr., M.D, Ph.D., – Columbia University
Title: "Leptin-Independent Weight Regulation"