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

September 11, 2018

CVI / IDOM Joint Seminar - Bruce Spiegelman, Ph.D., Harvard University.
Title: "Regulation of Energy Homeostasis: Therapeutic Opportunities"

September 18, 2018

Julio E. Ayala, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.
Title: "Glucagon-like Peptide-I and Body Weight Control-Are We Looking in the Right Places? Are We Measuring the Right Things?"

September 25, 2018

Christoph A. Thaiss, Ph.D., – University of Pennsylvania.
Title: "Microbiome Time in Metabolic Disease."

October 2, 2018

Greg S.B. Suh, Ph.D., – New York University.
Title: "Feeding, Nutrient Sensing in Flies and Mice."


Download the Fall 2018 Schedule