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Introduction to the Indiana University Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases

The Indiana University Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD) is an NIH funded Center, as well as one of the Centers funded by the IUPUI Signature Center Initiative, which centralizes and fosters research along five fundamental themes that will build and strengthen the diabetes research base across the state. The Center includes over seventy investigators engaged in basic and translational research in diabetes and related metabolic disorders, and their complications. In addition, the CDMD houses four Research Cores that serve as a vital resource for innovative and translational research. The research program at the CDMD is augmented by educational and funding activities that cultivate and promote the burgeoning pool of superb investigators with the potential to become future leaders in diabetes research. Finally, the CDMD serves as a dynamic link between researchers, scientific discoveries, and the local community in order to raise diabetes awareness and involvement.