The overall mission of the UCSD-UCLA DRC is to foster research in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications, and to improve the lives of patients suffering from this devastating disease.
The UCSD-UCLA DRC functions not only to integrate research activities across the five institutions, but also serves as a hub for other research enterprises in the Southern California area and beyond. Together, the participating institutions constitute an unprecedented wealth of diabetes and metabolic research expertise and experience. In aggregate, the sponsored research programs at these institutions currently garner over
million dollars per year in direct costs, including over
million in diabetes and metabolic research to our DRC faculty.
These institutions incorporate outstanding research programs across the broad spectrum of basic and clinical diabetes research, and the DRC has cemented Southern California as a hub for innovation in diabetes research, education and treatment.
The center is organized into five Biomedical Research Bases:
The DRC supports four Core facilities:
The Center is an important resource for education, training, raising awareness of endocrine and diabetes research. It supports:
Above: Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute at UC San Diego Health Sciences, credit: Paul Turang. All photos copyright Regents of the University of California.