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The Einstein Diabetes Research Center (DRC) provides strong leadership for creative basic and translational research related to the causes and treatment of diabetes and its complications. With a collaborative state-of-the-art infrastructure and multiple tools and approaches to facilitate diabetes prevention and control, the DRC supports broad interplay among research, training, clinical and community-based activities.
DRC investigations primarily target the minority and other underserved populations that prevail among the 1.4 million residents of the Bronx, 1 million residents of adjacent Westchester county and 6.9 million residents of the other boroughs comprising New York City.
The DRC encompasses:
- An energetic, fast-growing scientific base that serves as a national resource for diabetes investigators
- An administrative core and core laboratories that provide integrated support for basic biomedical research, clinical research, and behavioral and translational research
- A well-established, highly successful Pilot & Feasibility Study Program and vibrant Enrichment Program to initiate research programs in biomedical and behavioral diabetes-related areas
- Over 80 faculty laboratories
- Partnerships with the Columbia University DERC and with the diabetes research programs at Weill Cornell Medical College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
- Partial support of the New York Obesity Research Center (NYORC), the Center for the Study of Diabetic Complications, and the Montefiore Clinical Diabetes Center.