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Crystal structure of Vms1 highlighting the autoinhibitory domain (cyan) that is removed during mitochondrial stress -Research from the laboratory of Dr. Jared Rutter

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Dr. Michelle Litchman examines Twitter conversations on open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) technology

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GFP positive adipose progenitor cells were injected into a mouse model subcutaneously -Research from the laboratory of Dr. Sihem Boudina

Research from the laboratory of Dr. Simon Fisher

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Dr. Danny Chou is developing Smart Insulin to meet patients' needs

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The Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC) aims to bring together clinicians, researchers, and educators to broadly support research relating to diabetes, metabolism, and overall metabolic health.

The DMRC research scope spans the continuum from basic research studies using model systems to clinical trials. Studies on diabetes include:

  • investigations on the pathophysiology of diabetes,
  • control of diabetes complications,
  • and diabetes management strategies.

Research on metabolism ranges from basic investigations on mitochondrial biology and metabolic control to metabolic contributions to heart disease and cancer. 

Our goal is to create a platform for innovative basic, translational, clinical, and population health research that will yield new prevention methods and treatments that ultimately improve metabolic health and quality of life.

Latest News

Seed Grants Awarded to Accelerate Novel Research in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
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Nov 21, 2019

Seed Grants Awarded to Accelerate Novel Research in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

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Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative, and the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC) has awarded grants to six projects designed to activate novel research projects in the areas of diabetes, obesity and metabolism. This year’s six recipients represent various colleges and departments across University of Utah Health, from Cardiology and Oncology, to Psychology. ... Read More

Biochemistry,Radiology,Oncological Sciences,Population Health Sciences

Directors

Scott Summers, PhD
Professor and Chair,
Department of Nutrition and Integrated Physiology


Jared Rutter, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact Us

Bridget Hughes, PhD
Associate Director, Diabetes Strategic Initiatives
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit
Phone: 801-585-9304
Email: bridget.hughes@hsc.utah.edu

 

Sara Salmon, MA
Program Manager, Diabetes Strategic Initiatives
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit

Phone: 801-581-4351
Email: sara.salmon@hsc.utah.edu

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