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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.

Special Seminar

Gopika Nair, PhD
UCSF Diabetes Center


"Function follows form: Generation of
pancreatic beta and alpha cells from human
pluripotent stem cells, and their applications thereof"

More info HERE




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


Patrick Hu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Research Specialty: 
Insulin signaling, aging, and proteostasis



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