Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center

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    Web Admin
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    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 their research.




Join us virtually each 2nd Wednesday of the month for the national DRC Virtual Seminar series and hear from researchers representing diabetes center across the country. To learn more and register to attend the monthly webinar, click HERE.



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DRTC Friday Seminar Series



Calendar of Events


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


Research Headlines


Featured Investigator


Katherine Bachmann, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Staff Physician and Research-Scientist, Nashville VA Medical Center

Research Specialty: 
Obesity and obesity-induced cardiometabolic dysfunction, natriuretic peptide hormones