With a robust, diverse scientific base and numerous vibrant, extramurally funded research programs, the Einstein Diabetes Research Center is central to progress in diabetes research, as well as investigator recruitment, integration, and services available to the Einstein faculty.
- Islet, Biochemistry, Biology and Immunology
- Signal Transduction
- Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism
- Clinical Physiology and Trials
- Behavioral, Psychosocial and Environmental Determinants of Health and Health Disparities
From the center's inception, the DRC leadership has strived to attract new members to its community of research scientists, which currently includes nearly 100 full-time faculty members from Einstein and other leading research institutions. Numerous investigators have received prestigious national and international awards, and serve as journal editors, associate editors, editorial board members, NIH reviewers, panel members, and private foundation (AHA, ADA and JDRF) grant reviewers .
A number of new outstanding Einstein diabetes research faculty at the assistant, associate, and professor levels have recently been recruited, and new DRC members from the existing Einstein faculty have been appointed, bringing exciting new experimental and conceptual approaches to the DRC’s research efforts.
The DRC continually strives to accomplish its mission through three primary objectives:
- To accelerate research progress and expand and diversify the Einstein faculty research base in diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic disorders
- To build core expertise and services in fostering the efforts of the research base
- To establish close interactions and provide infrastructure support to funded diabetes-related research laboratories at neighboring institutions that do not have easy and reliable access to Diabetes Center core facilities
The DRC has developed strategic partnerships with Columbia University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
The Einstein Diabetes Research Center currently supports six state-of-the-art biomedical cores and three P&C core functional units.