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About The Diabetes Institute

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Our History

Since 2012, the Diabetes Institute has consolidated diabetes-related initiatives on the Ohio University campuses to better leverage resources thus creating a greater impact. A focus on diabetes in academic programs, research, patient care, and heath outreach to the community are the foundation of the institute.

How Our Research Becomes Care

Our unique interdisciplinary approach to diabetes research allows for our basic science investigators to work bench to bedside in strong collaboration with our applied research investigators and/or clinicians. This approach enhances scientific progress by translating research findings into novel strategies and new drug discoveries for prevention, treatment, and cures for diabetes and related conditions.

What We Do

Our "pillars" are our strength. We strategically place our focus in four distinct areas:

  • Basic and Applied Research
  • Academic and Professional Training
  • Patient Care
  • Community Impact

Strength in Our Numbers

diabetes institute metrics
diabetes institute metrics


diabetes institute administrative group

Back: Calvin James, Karie Cook, Stacy Wright. Front: Jody Van Bibber, Sarah Adkins, Karen Bailey.

Interim Director

Calvin James, PhD
Parks Hall 149

Associate Director

Sarah Adkins, PharmD, BCACP
Parks Hall 128

Director of Operations

Karie Cook, BSN, RN
Parks Hall 140

Outcomes and Resource Manager

Stacy Wright, MSN, RN
Parks Hall 136

Diabetes Educator

Karen Bailey, MS, RD, LD, CDCES
Parks Hall 146

Administrative Specialist

Jody Van Bibber, AIS
Parks Hall 142

Annual Reports

The Diabetes Institute annual reporting is presented to reflect activities from July 1 through June 30 of each academic year.

DI Annual Report 2013-14 (PDF)

DI Annual Report 2014-15 (PDF)

DI Annual Report 2015-16 (PDF)

DI Annual Report 2016-17 (PDF)

DI Annual Report 2017-18 (PDF)

DI Five Year Self Study (PDF)

DI Annual Report 2018-19 (PDF)