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Diabetes Center

Houston, Texas

The Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center at BCM is located in the Margaret M. Alkek Building for Biomedical Research
Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center
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Participating Departments

Beejal Shah and Erica Gonzales with Dr. Susan Samson's GroupCurrent Diabetes Research Center membership represents eight departments and multiple disciplines. The three most prominent departments are medicine, molecular and cellular biology, and pediatrics.

Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine has many active programs in clinical and laboratory research, supported by over $60 million annually in extramural funding, mostly from the NIH. The diabetes/endocrinology fellowship program is housed in this department. Academic clinical diabetes research and education are supported by the medicine departments of all the BCM-affiliated hospitals. Many of the academic programs and centers that interact closely with the DRC are based wholly or partly in this department.

Department of Pediatrics

BCM has one of the largest and best NIH-funded pediatrics departments in the country, with over $80 million annually in extramural funding, mostly from the NIH. Several DRC-related programs and centers are based wholly or partly in this department. The adult and pediatric endocrinology fellowship programs are integrated and all fellows rotate through Texas Children's Hospital.

Beejal Shah works with Dr. Susan SamsonDepartment of Molecular and Cellular Biology

MCB is one of the strongest basic science departments in the country. It is supported by over $40 million annually in extramural funding, the highest in the nation for a department without a clinical component. The program in molecular endocrinology and gene regulation is one of the strongest in the country. The department also houses a new program in adipocyte biology.

Other participating departments

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