The mission of the Biomedical Research Division (BMR) is to support, facilitate, enhance and guide research base investigators in their quest for important new information related to diabetes, its complications and related endocrine and metabolic disorders. The Biomedical Research (BMR) base is comprised of investigators who interact with and benefit from the resources of the MDRTC and conduct biomedical research related to diabetes, its complications and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.
The MDRTC’s biomedical research base is organized around four central themes: Diabetic Complications, Hormone Action, Islet Cells, and Metabolic Syndrome. Complications of Diabetes encompasses studies on the physiological outcome of the diabetic milieu and is subdivided into five distinct areas of therapeutic impact to include: Neuropathy, Nephropathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Retinopathy, and Other Complications. Hormone Action encompasses studies on the regulation of intracellular and intercellular communication studies in the areas of regulation of proximal signaling by hormones, regulation of cellular vesicle trafficking and hormone secretion, and regulation of transcription by hormones. Islet Cells include studies in islet cell biology, regeneration, and autoimmunity, while Metabolic Syndrome focuses on studies in metabolism, lipids, adiposity, exercise, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and neural regulation, feeding, and energy expenditure.
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The MDRTC P&C Division investigators have extensive experience and expertise in behavioral, clinical, epidemiologic, and health services research in diabetes; psychometric measurement, quality measurement, and practice profiling; the collection, processing, transport, storage and analysis of clinical chemistry specimens; biostatistics, economic analysis and modeling; and working with underserved and high-risk populations including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Arab Americans.
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