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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Recent News

klaus Kaestner, PhD

Penn Medicine Geneticist to Receive 2017 Laureate Award from Endocrine Society

This award recognizes Outstanding Hormone-Related Research

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Mark Scutta

Why Even Normal-weight People Should Be Concerned About Prediabetes

The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Mark H. Schutta, MD, for a piece on the prevalence of pre-diabetes and what can be done to monitor this group of patients.

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Seminars & Events

Matthew R. Hayes, PhD –University of Pennsylvania
Title: “Metabolic Neuropeptides as Modulators of Energy Balance, Motivation and Reward”

Paul J. Kenny, PhD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY.
Title: “A Mechanism by Which Nicotine May Drive Diabetes Vulnerability”

Clifford J. Rosen, MD - Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Title: The 19th Annual John G. Haddad, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture - "When bone meets fat: Does obesity cause fractures?"

2016 Fall Seminar Schedule