Diabetes Research Center

About Us

The Diabetes Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine is part of an integrated program for diabetes and related endocrinology and metabolism research overseen by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Information on all ongoing NIDDK Research Centers can be found on the Diabetes Research Centers website.

Center Goals

The overall goal of the DRC is to support and facilitate innovative research towards the elucidation of the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus and the pathophysiologic basis of diabetic complications, development of new treatments and the implementation of translational research in diverse diabetes populations. The DRC seeks to achieve these long-range goals and objectives via the following objectives:

To create and sustain an exceptional environment that supports innovative, multidisciplinary and collaborative research in diabetes and related areas of endocrinology and metabolism.

To foster diabetes research among new investigators and entice established investigators in other areas to participate in diabetes research through an innovative and effective Pilot and Feasibility Program.

To support and facilitate innovative research towards the elucidation of the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus and the pathophysiologic basis of diabetic complications, development of new treatments and the implementation of translational research in diverse diabetes populations. For more information see our core labs.

To provide and coordinate diabetes research education and training opportunities to students, physicians, scientists and established investigators in diabetes; and to disseminate basic diabetes knowledge and new findings generated by DRC investigators. See enrichment opportunities.