The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public heath. The institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields as well as many basic science disciplines. The Institute’s Division of Intramural Research encompasses the broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive and liver diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Basic research studies include biochemistry, nutrition, pathology, histochemistry, chemistry, physical, chemical, and molecular biology, pharmacology and toxicology. The Institute supports basic and clinical research through investigator-initiated grants, program project and center grants, and career development and training awards. The Institute also supports research and development projects and large-scale clinical trails through contracts.
Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers (MMPC): four centers that provide on a fee-for-service basis a range of complex exams used to characterize mouse metabolism.
Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Centers (MMRRC) supported by NIH
The American Diabetes Association is the nations leading 501(C)3 nonprofit health organization providing Diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in advocating or scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes.
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research, including more than $156 million in FY2008. In FY2008 the Foundation funded more than 1,000 centers, grants in laboratories, hospitals, and industry, and fellowship in 22 countries.
The Washington University Chapter of CDN works to empower and improve the lives of students living with diabetes on campus through peer support and access to information and resources. Our goal is to create a college community that will allow students with diabetes to thrive in all of their personal, healthcare, and scholastic accomplishments. Additionally, we will work to connect students living with diabetes on campus with the wider St. Louis community to allow them to get to know more people with diabetes and to spread education about living with diabetes on a college campus.
Washington University’s College Diabetes Network
The Washington University Diabetes Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is designated to offer an easier way to a better life. The Diabetes Center is an American Diabetes Association nationally recognized quality education program. The comprehensive Diabetes Center is unique in the region, offering the latest in treatment and technology for patients with diabetes.
Washington University Diabetes Center
Website for the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) has been launched.