Diabetes Institute

About Us

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Who We Are:  A collaborative group of research scientists, clinicians, educators, health administrators and students with a common interest in diabetes.

Our Mission:  To improve the quality of life for those affected by diabetes and related diseases through innovative basic and translational research, progressive clinical care, education and community outreach.

Our Vision:  A Diabetes-Free Society

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Our Scope

The unique four arm structure of the Diabetes Institute is organized to ensure maximization of resources, bench to bedside collaboration and initiative development. The four divisions - Basic and Applied Research, Academic and Professional Training, Clinical Care and Community Outreach, work in partnership creating an ideal environment to meet the mission of the Institute.



December 1, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control have found that diabetes is more common in Appalachia than in the nation as a whole. And according to a recent needs assessment by the Diabetes Institute at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, its prevalence in the southeastern Ohio region is even higher than CDC estimates from a few years ago. Read More
November 8, 2017
An international scientific collaboration, born of a symposium held last December at Ohio University, has resulted in a major corporate grant to support diabetes-related research conducted by a faculty member at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Read More
October 18, 2017
Kevin Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Heritage College, has received a Junior Faculty Development award from ADA to fund his research project, “Differential Effects of Obesity and Inflammatory Cytokines on White Adipocyte Subpopulations.” Read More
June 12, 2017
A newly published study by researchers from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Health Sciences and Professions, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador at Quito (PUCE), is a step forward in the battle against chronic diseases in Ecuador. Read More


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