The goal of the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC) is to create a platform for innovative basic, translational, clinical, and population research in the broad area of diabetes, metabolism, and overall metabolic health. 

With over 100 researchers from eight colleges across the University of Utah, the DMRC is poised to translate scientific discoveries into improved prevention strategies and treatments that ultimately improve metabolic health and quality of life.


We host a number of activities to support researchers, faculty, and students in diabetes research.

Our activities include the following:

  • Weekly seminars in metabolism lecture series
  • Research symposia
  • Pilot and feasibility research awards
  • Education and training opportunities for future researchers and clinicians
  • Faculty recruitment and mentoring
  • Outreach activities


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

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

Contact Us

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

Sara Salmon, MA
Programs Manager
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit

Phone: 801-839-5414
Email: sara.salmon@hsc.utah.edu