Investigators from Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland have joined together to create the Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland Diabetes Research Center.
- Fosters collaborative and multidisciplinary diabetes and endocrinology research.
- Translates research into programs that advance the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and related disorders by health care professionals.
- Strives to understand the causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, MODY, drug-induced, gestational and other forms of diabetes, and promotes translational research aimed at reducing the burden of these diseases.
- Focuses on childhood diabetes and diabetes that affects underserved populations.
Why We Do What We Do
The mission of the Johns Hopkins University-University of Maryland Diabetes Research Center is to facilitate new knowledge about diabetes and other metabolic disorders, support training and mentorship of the next generation of clinicians and investigators, and to promote basic, clinical and population n diabetes, related metabolic disorders and their complications.
We recognize disparities in the biological, environmental and social factors underlying the etiology of diabetes, the risk of developing diabetes complications, access to health care, and treatment outcomes. We strive to fully understand the factors that contribute to these disparities and to develop strategies to effectively address them.
Our long-term objective is to use our scientific knowledge to identify and implement effective strategies to prevent or treat diabetes and related diseases.
Through our outreach activities, we engage with the communities surrounding our institutions to share our findings. We also help implement strategies that will halt the diabetes epidemic and directly benefit individuals with diabetes mellitus and related medical conditions.
Users may access core services by contacting the administrative core, Chanique Fisher.
If multiple services are requested by a user for a specific study, the administrative core and individual core directors will assist in coordinating the core services for maximal benefit to the user and to keep costs at a minimum.
Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD
Potential users seeking core services should contact the administrative core to be directed to the biomedical cores.
Chanique Fisher - [email protected]
The administrative core or individual core directors will also provide support letters for grant proposals submitted by investigators.
Users of the Diabetes Research Center core services should indicate in presentations and publications that their work is supported by the Johns Hopkins University-University of Maryland Diabetes Research Center and NIDDK grant P30 DK079637.
Vsevolod Polotsky, MD, PhD
Sangwon Kim, PhD
Laszlo Nagy, MD, PhD
Additional core services are available at our institutes for comprehensive support of their research activities.
- Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
- Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
- Institute for Clinical Translational Research
- Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
- Clinical Research Network
- Transgenic Core Laboratory
- High Throughput Biology
- Center for Inherited Diseases Research
- Center for Computational Biology
NIDDK Medical Student Research Program
Inspiring the Next Generation of Diabetes Research
Each summer, The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland host a cadre of medical students from across the country with support from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Each student works with a faculty mentor and engages in a summer research project, with the goal of inspiring and engaging the next generation of physicians in diabetes research.