Diabetes Institute

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Who We Are:  A collaborative group of research scientists, clinicians, educators, health administrators and students with a common interest in diabetes.

Our Mission:  To improve the quality of life for those affected by diabetes and related diseases through innovative basic and translational research, progressive clinical care, education and community outreach.

Our Vision:  A Diabetes-Free Society

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Our Scope

The unique four arm structure of the Diabetes Institute is organized to ensure maximization of resources, bench to bedside collaboration and initiative development. The four divisions - Basic and Applied Research, Academic and Professional Training, Clinical Care and Community Outreach, work in partnership creating an ideal environment to meet the mission of the Institute.



September 5, 2019
A new study by faculty and student researchers from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has found that going to college can increase the risk of diabetes-related stress for those who have the disease. Read More
July 8, 2019
Seven youngsters from around the southeast Ohio area were the first-ever participants in CAT Camp, a summer day camp for children with type 1 diabetes conducted last month by the Diabetes Institute at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Read More
June 14, 2019
More than 100 people took part June 12 in the third annual International Symposium on Growth Hormone and Metabolism at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The gathering brought together experts to discuss new research on growth hormone (GH). Read More
June 5, 2019
Lula Mae Tate is a woman from Appalachia in her 70s, who has diabetes. She’s the main character in an innovative series of virtual reality videos created by an interdisciplinary team at Ohio University, headed by co-investigator Elizabeth Beverly, Ph.D. Read More


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