The IDOM is home to the prestigious NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Center (DRC)

The DRC participates in the nationwide inter-disciplinary program established over 40 years ago by the NIDDK to foster diabetes research. The Penn DRC is one of 18 NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers. DRC administration is located in the Smilow Center for Translational Research at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, along with DRC Scientific Cores and key investigators. Total DRC membership includes over 140 diabetes-oriented investigators from the University of Pennsylvania and additional institutions from the mid-Atlantic region. The Penn DRC is highly interactive and interdisciplinary, representing many basic science and clinical departments at Penn and the other institutions, and supports research in diabetes and obesity via Scientific Cores, a Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program, and a series of seminars, retreats, and other academic enrichment activities that facilitate communication, collaboration of DRC investigators in the pursuit of new understanding, treatment, and cures for diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic disorders.

The IDOM and DRC create and facilitate a unique and exciting environment for research in diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic disorders. I invite you to explore this web site and learn more about us.

Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.
Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

 

Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD

Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Director, Diabetes Research Center