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Research

The innovative research conducted by our physicians and faculty has paved the way for more effective methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine disorders. U-M has been #1 in the total number of grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 2010-2012. We receive nearly $60 million a year in NIDDK funding annually, the most of any institution in the U.S.

Research Mission

Committed to an internationally recognized mission of basic science research, the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes conducts cutting-edge investigations in the areas of diabetes, obesity, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and neuroendocrine diseases. Studies are conducted at the molecular, cellular, and physiological levels using a wide range of model systems.

Advanced training and collaborative research involving faculty, fellows, medical students, and graduate students expands the base of scientific knowledge required for cures and improved clinical outcomes. Our centers for basic research are:

Research Goals

  1. Facilitate and focus basic molecular and cellular research in the area of diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine disorders.
  2. Promote the validation and application of relevant new basic knowledge in the clinical arena through rational, innovative and streamlined clinical, epidemiological and outcomes research.
  3. Evaluate, refine and disseminate new clinical knowledge regarding diabetes and related disorders into community health practices, especially in those communities at increased risk.
  4. Recruit, train, motivate and retain an effective pool of basic and clinical investigators and health care professional personnel in the area of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism.