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The Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD) at IU School of Medicine is a world-renowned center focused on centralizing and fostering research along five fundamental themes to strengthen 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 and includes more than 80 investigators engaged in basic and translational research in diabetes and related metabolic disorders and their complications.

Research for Tomorrow

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.

Education

Education

The recipient of multiple T32 training grants, the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases offers educational opportunities spanning predoctorate students up to the fellowship level, including a unique co-directed program for bioengineer-diabetologists in training.
Research

Research

The center is comprised of four research cores that allow for the study of diabetes and metabolic diseases beginning at the cell model and continuing through to the treatment and management of these diseases in humans.
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 individuals with diabetes to participate in clinical trials aimed at the prevention and/or reversal of the disease, or the testing of medications on Type 2 diabetes progression.
34
million dollars in annual NIH funding
83
principal investigators
5
clinical academic centers

Center Leadership

Robert V. Considine, PhD

Robert V. Considine, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Jeffrey S. Elmendorf, PhD

Jeffrey S. Elmendorf, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
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
Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD

J. O. Ritchey Scholar in Medicine