Diabetes Research Center


The Diabetes Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine received its designation from the National Institutes of Health in January 2008.

The rationale for establishing the DRC at Baylor includes:

  • Facilitating a close interaction and collaboration among the multiple departments, centers and programs conducting diabetes research at Baylor
  • Encouraging and facilitating diabetes research by supporting existing investigators who have been admitted into the DRC and by attracting and recruiting new investigators through enrichment programs as well as a pilot and feasibility program
  • Engendering new ideas and interactions among investigators
  • Creating new partnerships
  • Stimulating new projects related to diabetes

Additionally, the DRC strives to foster cooperation among investigators in the four categories of diabetes research where Baylor excels:

  • Clinical diabetes, metabolism and nutrition research
  • Basic and translational research in the biology and physiology of diabetes, complications and therapy
  • Molecular endocrinology
  • Adipogenesis and energy metabolism