May 01, 2013

UAB Diabetes Research Center receives 5 year grant exceeding $5 million

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Diabetes Research Center (DRC) has received a five-year renewal grant for more than $5 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, one of the National Institutes of Health. The new funding cycle reflects the center’s accomplishments over the previous five-year period.

The Diabetes Research Center (DRC), under the direction of W. Timothy Garvey, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences and principal investigator of the new grant, focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications. The DRC is a multidisciplinary operation with faculty researchers from UAB's schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Public Health, among other units. It operates in collaboration with the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center to promote excellence in diabetes research and patient care. The DRC supports research in the areas of pathology, animal physiology, human biology and interventional/translational studies. It is one of six NIDDK-sponsored diabetes research centers in the United States.