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

Seminars & Events

February 20, 2018

Joshua D. Rabinowitz, M.D., Ph.D., – Princeton University.
Title: "Metabolism Revisted"

February 27, 2018

Gary J. Schwartz, Ph.D. – Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Student Invited Speaker.
Title: "Feel the Burn: Feeding, Nutrient Sensing and Thermogenesis"

March 6, 2018

Paul S. MacLean, Ph.D., – University of Colorado.
Title: "Countering the Biological Drive to Regain Weight with Exercise "

March 13, 2018

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

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