University of Pennsylvania
The DRC participates in the nationwide inter-disciplinary program established over 40 years ago by the NIDDK to foster diabetes research. The Penn DRC is centered in the Smilow Center for Translational Research at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and serves over 120 diabetes-oriented investigators including many from other schools within the University of Pennsylvania as well as additional institutions from the mid-Atlantic region.
The Penn DRC is highly interactive and interdisciplinary, representing many basic science and clinical departments at Penn and the other institutions, and supports research in diabetes and obesity via Scientific Cores, a Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program, and a series of seminars, retreats, and other academic enrichment activities that facilitate communication, collaboration of DRC investigators in the pursuit of new understanding, treatment, and cures for diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic disorders.
The IDOM and DRC create a unique and exciting environment within a great university and prominent health system.