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As a growing national epidemic, diabetes is known for its associated serious lifetime complications—from those impacting eye health, fatty liver and cardiovascular health to hypo- and hyperglycemia, kidney disease and depression. 

The Case Center for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism—operated by Case Western Reserve University and several affiliates within Cleveland’s local healthcare hub, including MetroHealth Systems, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals—aims to expand critical research by involving leading translational scientists, physicians, educators and trainees together. 

We strive to be a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the innovation, education and treatment of diabetes, obesity and metabolism disorders with outstanding, cutting-edge programs in discovery, research, clinical applications and education over time.

Our Mission

The mission of our center is to heal, to teach, and to discover.

Our Vision

The vision of our center is to advance the science of health and the art of compassion.

Our Values

  • Excellence
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Teamwork

Our Goals

In establishing a Type B Center for diabetes, obesity and metabolism, we aim to provide a fertile environment for current and future researchers, clinicians and trainees with a vested interest in these diseases to seek the support, expertise and resources necessary to promote collaboration and advancement in the field.  

Some goals of the center include: 

  • Contributing to the understanding of the physiology/pathology, treatment, prevention, education and outcomes of diseases related to diabetes, obesity, metabolism and those alike. 
  • Evolving into an internationally recognized unit with outstanding, cutting-edge programs in discovery research, clinical applications and education over time. 

Our Pillars

  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaborative research between departments and institutions. 
  • Promote population health and health disparity research.
  • Combine our expertise to be a catalyst for innovation in technology and data management. 
  • Provide the necessary education to train physicians and multidisciplinary health care providers. 

Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders

At the Case Center for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, we coach and mentor young faculty and trainees to seek out leadership roles in national and international organizations and their committees. With your support, we can expand our work even further.

Under the guidance of faculty and staff members from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its affiliates, we allow our junior faculty and trainees to become familiar with research and policy issues as well as promote our center and Case Western Reserve on a national and international level.

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