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Associated Centers and Programs

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Programs:

Pathobiology of Macrovascular Disease in Diabetes The Program Project “Pathobiology of Macrovascular Disease in Diabetes“, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is an important component of the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence (DOCE). This long-standing Program Project is directed by Karin Bornfeldt, PhD, and consists of highly collaborative projects headed by DOCE faculty Alan Chait, MD, Karin Bornfeldt, PhD, Renee LeBoeuf, and Jay Heinecke, MD.  Follow the link for a more detailed description of the Program and its data sharing portal.
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The Diabetes Stem Cell Program The Diabetes Stem Cell Program (DSCP) is a multi-institutional collaborative effort whose overarching goal is to unite expertise in stem cell biology with that in developmental biology of pancreatic beta cells, basic and clinical aspects of diabetes, implantation biology, and immunology in a joint scientific endeavor. Key objectives of the DSCP include not only the creation and commercialization of a new, cell-based method for diabetes treatment, but also the development of strategies to eliminate the risk of tumor formation in cell implants, and to optimize methods for cell differentiation and metabolic analysis. The DSCP is funded by a Program Project Grant from the Life Sciences Discovery Fund. The DSCP is directed by Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD and includes several DOCE faculty including Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, Michael Schwartz, MD and Ian Sweet, PhD.
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Associated Centers:

Housed within the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence (DOCE) are several Core Laboratories that support research activities of investigators interested in diabetes and obesity both within and outside of our Center.  Support for these core laboratories is provided primarily in the form of NIH-funded Center grants, including:
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The Diabetes Research Center The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) (http://depts.washington.edu/diabetes/)
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The Nutrition Obesity Research Center The Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) (http://depts.washington.edu/uwcnru/)