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At Case Western Reserve University’s Case Center for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, we aim to expand diabetes, obesity and metabolism research within the university’s infrastructure by involving translational scientists, physicians, educators and trainees together to offer the latest science and therapies with new ideas and innovations—all under one umbrella. 

Opportunities and Objectives

Collaborative research projects at our center allow for funding opportunities and visibility at regional, national and international meetings with the ultimate goal of becoming a fully funded NIH-supported project.

Areas for Growth and Expansion

While there are multiple emerging areas for research, we first aim to expand and recruit an outcome-based researcher to improve population health outcomes. Additionally, we aim to find collaborative research opportunities between specialties such as oncology and cardiometabolic research before expanding cell therapy for diabetes research. Our primary focus for immediate growth is to develop a biobank cell repository for future research collaborations.

Other focuses of the Case Center for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism include educational priorities to provide quality research opportunities for medical students and trainees under the healthcare systems affiliated with CWRU—from Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth Systems to University Hospitals and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

With the help of faculty and staff members, we aim to build a high-quality PhD program and a postdoctoral fellowship in translational diabetes and metabolism research.  

Research Priorities

Our research priorities include:

  1. To study the physiology and pathophysiology of diabetes, obesity and metabolism 
  2. To address the inequalities in health care through population health outcome driven research 
  3. To advance technology/innovations and cell therapy for diabetes 
  4. To build a biorepository for future research collaborations