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

October 16, 2018

ITMAT 13th Annual International Symposium
Alan R. Saltiel, Ph.D.

Title: "Inflammation at the Crossroads of Diabetes and Obesity"
SCTR - Arthur Rubenstein Auditorium

October 23, 2018

Matthew Hirschey, Ph.D. – Duke University .
Title: "Control of Metabolism by Reactive Metabolites and Protein Modifications ."

October 30, 2018

Joseph Baur, Ph.D. – The University of Pennsylvania .
Title: "NAD Metabolism as a Therapeutic Target."

November 06, 2018

Matthias H. Tschöp, M.D. – Helmholtz Zentrum München .
Title: "Discovery of Precision Medicines for Diabetes and Obesity."

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