The UC San Francisco (UCSF) Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is one of only 16 research centers established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to accelerate basic and clinical research into diabetes. The DRCs are intended to create localized centers of excellence that improve the quality and multidisciplinary nature of research on diabetes in the United States. The UCSF DRC, directed by Michael German, MD, participates in the nationwide program supported by the NIDDK to foster research and training in the areas of diabetes and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.
The UCSF DRC integrates over 40 diabetes-oriented investigators at UCSF. The UCSF DRC is a highly integrative program at UCSF, representing both basic research and clinical departments. The research components of the UCSF DRC include the following four areas:
- Islet Biology Program
- Obesity & Metabolism Program
- Autoimmunity & Inflammation Program
- Translation Program
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The UCSF DRC facilitates and supports research in diabetes and endocrinology in a variety of ways. Six Biomedical Research Core facilities are designed to facilitate the inter-disciplinary investigations of UCSF DRC scientists:
- Islet Production Core
- Mouse Metabolism Core
- Cytometry & Cell Sorting Core
- Microscopy Core
- Mouse Genetics Core
- Lentiviral RNAi Core
A Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program aims to promote new investigators in diabetes and to encourage new initiatives in diabetes research.
An Enrichment Program organizes diabetes-oriented educational activities such as the Diabetes Center Seminars, Endocrine Grand Rounds, the UCSF Diabetes Center retreat, the UCSF Diabetes Center Visiting Professor and an annual post-graduate CME diabetes course.
Please visit the Diabetes Research Centers website for the latest news from NIDDK-supported Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers and Diabetes Research and Training Centers from across the nation.
CENTER MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO ACKNOWLEDGE DRC CENTER GRANT (P30 DK063720) CONTRIBUTIONS WITH ‘THIS RESEARCH WAS SUPPORTED BY GRANTS X, Y FROM NIH P30 DK063720'.