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Basic and Applied Research

Diabetes Research

Diabetes researchers in lab

The Diabetes Institute (DI) is creating a culture of research excellence that explores and links cutting-edge basic laboratory investigations with innovative and dynamic clinical research studies to enhance the future of diabetes patient care, prevention, and cure.

The DI research focus areas:

Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Diabetes

Cardiovascular Disease

Population Health

Patents and Funding

  • Patents Issued

    Seventeen (17) patents issued to Diabetes Institute Investigators since 2014.

  • Extramural Funding

    Over $4M in extramural funding awarded in fiscal year 2023. 


    Diabetes Institute Summer Interprofessional Research Experience

    This summer undergraduate program has an interdisciplinary focus consisting of online instruction, weekly seminars, journal club didactics, and research with a mentor.