UNC Chapel Hill

The UNC School of Medicine applies the newest research and therapies to patients with diabetes, endocrine and metabolic diseases. The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism has a long tradition of excellence in basic science, and translational and clinical research. Faculty research focuses on new modalities for treatment of diabetes and obesity, the factors that are responsible for improving bone mineral density, molecular mechanisms of obesity, and lipid metabolism, particularly as it relates to insulin secretion.

Research

UNC Diabetes Care Center

The UNC Diabetes Research and Clinical Trials program is committed to research with the goal of developing new methods to treat, prevent and ultimately cure diabetes mellitus and its complications.

Our research involves both clinical and basic science investigation. We are focused on mechanisms of insulin resistance, new modalities for treatment of diabetes, factors that are responsible for improving bone mineral density, the role of hormones in reproductive disorders in women, molecular mechanisms of obesity and the role of hormones in the development of atherosclerosis.

Our teaching responsibilities include students in the Graduate School and the School of Medicine as well as providing continuing education for physicians throughout the state of North Carolina.