Pathophysiology of Diabetes & Metabolic Disease
Basic and clinical research that addresses the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
The Pathophysiology of Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Program supports basic and clinical research that addresses the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This Program also includes studies that address the etiology of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune endocrine diseases, such as autoimmune thyroid disease.
This Program supports both basic mechanistic and clinical studies that address the effect of the intrauterine environment on subsequent metabolic disease in the offspring, as well as the role of gestational diabetes on the subsequent development of maternal diabetes. Also included are studies that use innovative technologies, such as genetic and epigenetic analyses, systems biology, and bioengineering, to understand the biological networks of underlying disease, with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies.
NIDDK Program Staff
- Kristin M. Abraham, Ph.D. The role of inflammation in the pathophysiology of metabolic disease and the use of mouse models in metabolic phenotyping
- Guillermo A. Arreaza-Rubín, M.D. Diabetes and endocrine disease bioengineering and glucose sensing
- Olivier Blondel, Ph.D. Pathophysiology of the endocrine pancreas in diabetes; technology development (i.e. genomics and systems biology) in metabolic disease
- Miranda Broadney, M.D., M.P.H. Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Clinical Management of Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin Resistance, Pediatric Obesity
- Maren Laughlin, Ph.D. Integrative metabolism and physiology, and in vivo molecular and functional imaging, as relevant to energy balance in metabolic disease
- Barbara Linder, M.D., Ph.D. Type 2 diabetes in children and youth; human studies of metabolic imprinting
- Corinne M. Silva, Ph.D. Signaling pathways, nuclear receptors and nutrient sensing in metabolic tissues; role of intrauterine environment in offspring metabolic disease; Diabetes Research Centers
- Lisa M. Spain, Ph.D. Disease-modifying clinical trials in type 1 diabetes, etiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes
- Karen L. Teff, Ph.D. Effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes and metabolism, clinical and basic science of hepatic metabolism and hypoglycemia, human sleep and diabetes
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Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Education Program on Translational Devices (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIDDK Partnerships with Professional Societies to Enhance Scientific Workforce Diversity and Promote Scientific Leadership (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Limited Competition for the Continuation of the Data Coordinating Center for the Diabetic Foot Consortium (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
HEAL Initiative: Discovery of Biomarkers and Biomarker Signatures to Facilitate Clinical Trials for Pain Therapeutics (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
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- Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Studies to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol or to study diseases and conditions not within the original scope of the parent study but within the mission of the NIDDK.
- NIDDK Central Repository for access to clinical resources including data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded studies.
- NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) for simultaneous search of digital resources, including multiple datasets and biomedical resources relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.
Additional Research Programs
NIDDK supports the training and career development of medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician scientists through institutional and individual grants.Learn about NIDDK Research Training Programs
The NIDDK offers and participates in a variety of opportunities for trainees and researchers from communities underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise. These opportunities include travel and scholarship awards, research supplements, small clinical grants, high school and undergraduate programs, and a network of minority health research investigators.Learn about NIDDK Diversity Programs
NIDDK participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs support innovative research conducted by small businesses that has the potential for commercialization.Learn about NIDDK Small Business Programs
Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding for pivotal clinical research, from preliminary clinical feasibility to large multi-center studies.Learn about Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding opportunities and resources to encourage translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutics.Learn about NIDDK Translational Research Opportunities
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