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Jessica Kimber
Web Admin
Suzanne Starr
Admin officer
Phone: 615-322-7004


About the DRTC


The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) is a NIH-sponsored Diabetes Center that facilitates the discovery, application, and translation of scientific knowledge to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
The DRTC highlights the research of its members by brief videos. Click here to watch DRTC members describing his/her research.



Register to participate in the walk on
September 28th, 2019


If you'd like to volunteer for this event,
please contact Diane Saunders


Diabetes Day 2019



Calendar of Events


Attend one of our upcoming meetings or seminars! Note that this calendar includes the BIG and MetabIG series!


Research Headlines

Congratulations to Ian Williams for Receiving the Founder's Medal!


Each year during Commencement, Vanderbilt University recognizes one individual from each of its 10 schools with a Founder’s Medal. This year’s awardee from the Graduate School is Ian Williams from the lab of David Wasserman (Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, MPB). A California native, Williams has spent his years in the Wasserman laboratory studying vascular biology, and will continue to pursue his interests through a current postdoc at Stanford University. Congratulations for this phenomenal recognition, and good luck in your future endeavors!

Featured Investigator


Alyssa H. Hasty, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Research Specialty: 
Obesity-Related Metabolic Disorders

Hasty Lab



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