Dr. Emily Sims and Dr. Sara Ibrahim working in a laboratory.

Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases

Advancing basic and translational research in diabetes and related metabolic disorders

The Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD) at IU School of Medicine is a world-renowned center focused on centralizing and fostering research that strengthens the diabetes research base throughout Indiana.

As one of only 18 NIH-designated Diabetes Research Centers in the United States, the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases is funded by both NIH and the IUPUI Signature Center Initiative.

Members of the CDMD and their partnerships represent a broad network of diabetes researchers in academia, heath care and industry across the state of Indiana.

Supported by four exceptional research cores, the highly collaborative research base includes more than 90 investigators engaged in basic, translational and clinical research along four fundamental themes of diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

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Applications for 2022 Pilot & Feasibility Awards are now open. Letter of intent must be submitted by Feb. 21, 2022, and applications are due March 21, 2022. 

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Featured Publication:  The genome of the naturally evolved obesity-prone Ossabaw miniature pig

The Ossabaw pig was featured on the November 2021 issue of iScience.  The image accompanies a featured article co-authored by IU School of Medicine Professor and Swine Core Director Michael Sturek, PhD. It contains the first high-quality genome of the Ossabaw miniature pig, describes important heterozygous genes in its genome, identifies mutations of obesity-related genes, and defines possible targets and biomarkers for obesity comorbidities.

[From iScience] On the cover: The Ossabaw pig has evolved its obesity prone phenotype during 500 years of unassisted breeding at its isolated Ossabaw island habitat and is considered as one of the leading animal models of human obesity. The paper by Zhang et al. (2021) reports the assembled high-quality genome of the Ossabaw pig and identifies a number of genomic features unique to this pig breed. Image by Jesper Scheel (photo) and Nanna Elmstedt Bild (artwork).

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