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 16 centers in the United States that is National Institutes of Health (NIH)-designated, the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases is funded by both NIH and the IUPUI Signature Center Initiative.

Supported by five 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.

Research for Tomorrow

46
million dollars in annual NIH funding
94
principal investigators
4
thematic research groups

Improving patient care through scientific discovery

From the exploration of basic cell models to the administration of new therapies for the management and treatment of diabetes, the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases is dedicated to improving the lives of patients through scientific discovery.

Research

Research

The center is comprised of five research cores that enhance the study of diabetes and metabolic diseases beginning at the cell model and continuing through the treatment and management of these diseases in patients.
Education

Education

The recipient of multiple T32 training grants, the center offers educational opportunities spanning predoctorate students to postdoctoral fellows, including a unique co-directed program for bioengineer-diabetologists in training.
Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

The center serves as a site for two major national and international organizations, Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet and RISE Study, allowing people with diabetes to participate in clinical trials aimed at management, prevention and/or reversal of the disease.

Center Leadership

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD

J. O. Ritchey Scholar in Medicine
Kieren J. Mather, MD

Kieren J. Mather, MD

Professor of Medicine
Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD

Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD

Director, Diabetes Research Center