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Diabetes Centers

NIDDK’s Diabetes Centers program supports extramural research institutions that have established an existing base of high-quality, diabetes-related research.  A major activity of the Centers is to promote translational/clinical research—work that translates scientific findings into practice to improve the health of Americans with, or at risk for, diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational).  

There are two types of Diabetes Centers in the program:  

  • Diabetes Research Centers (DRCs)
  • Centers for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTRs) 

The program fosters long-term multidisciplinary research in diabetes but does not directly fund major research projects; rather, it provides core resources to support the interdisciplinary cooperation of a group of established investigators conducting research in diabetes and related areas of endocrinology and metabolism.  Diabetes Centers aim to integrate basic, behavioral, and translational research, and to promote research in areas of clinical applications with an emphasis on intervention—including prototype development and refinement of products, tools, techniques, processes, methods, and practices.  

The Centers have two primary structural components: 
  • Shared resources (cores) 
  • Pilot and feasibility studies  
Shared resources are core facilities, or other cooperative arrangements, that enhance productivity or in other ways benefit research programs by investigators working to accomplish common goals.  Pilot and feasibility studies can have a major impact on the visibility of a Center and should provide a means of developing new ideas and encouraging new members.​
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 NIDDK Staff

 
Christine Hunter, Ph.D., ABPPClinical research on behavioral treatments and prevention for obesity and diabetes; Centers for Diabetes Translational Research.
James Hyde, Ph.D.​Neurobiology of energy balance and body composition in obesity; diabetes centers; career development (“K”) programs

 

 Related Funding Opportunities

 
Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
7/30/2014NIDDK Central Repositories Non-renewable Sample Access (X01) (Summary) PAR-14-301
7/21/2014Advanced Clinical Trials to test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems in Type 1 Diabetes (UC4) (Summary) RFA-DK-14-024
7/17/2014High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes (R01) (Summary) PAR-14-284
7/2/2014NIAID SBIR - Technology Transfer Direct Phase II (SBIR-TT) (R44) - See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-049.html#sthash.5IEWBI1W.dpuf (Summary) RFA-AI-14-049
6/25/2014NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) (Summary) PAR-14-266
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​The resources listed below include reagents, data, protocols, etc.  If you would like to utilize any of these resources, contact the person associated with the resource.
 

 Research Resources

 
Resource NameDescription
Type 1 Diabetes-Rapid Access to Intervention Development
Type 1 Diabetes-Rapid Access to Intervention Development (T1D-RAID): T1D-RAID is not accepting new applications at this time, but currently supports ongoing projects. The goal of T1D-RAID is … (Summary)
Hyperglycemia and Pregnancy Outcomes Follow-Up Study Consortium

The goal of this follow-up study of mothers who participated in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study, is to determine the levels of blood sugar during pregnancy that … (Summary)

Diabetes Prevention Program
The DPP showed that lifestyle change or metformin delay the development of type 2 diabetes. The DPPOS is a long-term follow-up study of the DPP participants.
(Summary)
Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study
The Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study is studying the long term effect of diet and exercise and the diabetes medication, metformin, on the delay of type 2 diabetes in participants of … (Summary)
NIDDK Information Network

The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET), serves the needs of basic and clinical investigators by providing seamless access to large pools of data relevant to the mission of NIDDK. The goal of … (Summary)

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Diabetes

 
View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.

 

 Related Study Sections

 
​Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area.View related study sections​ from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.​