The University of Louisville Diabetes & Obesity Center supports leading edge basic and clinical research to generate new knowledge for the prevention and management of diabetes and obesity. We believe a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to research has the power to yield dynamic results. Our team is making new discoveries every day - discoveries that bring us one step closer to a more effective strategy for the treatment, management and prevention of these growing epidemics.

Envirome Institute Green Heart Project

► UofL diabetes prevention program earns CDC recognition

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has granted the University of Louisville Physicians Diabetes and Obesity Center full recognition as a certified Diabetes Prevention Program. The three-year designation recognizes programs that effectively deliver a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition. The UofL program is one of just two in Louisville to earn full recognition (12/11/18)

► UofL part of $17.98 million grant to continue tobacco research

American Heart Association, UofL and other universities will conduct studies for the next five years (10/30/18)


UofL joins prestigious group advising United Nations on sustainability solutions

UN advisory groupSchool joins 684 universities and research centers throughout the world to advise the United Nations on sustainable development (10/19/18)

DOC researchers earn federal funding to explore impact of environment on diabetes, obesity

Center members bring in $16.4 million from the NIH to explore how different aspects of our environment contribute to the development or health impacts of diabetes and obesity (10/8/18)


► Envirome Institute adds Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil to portfolio

Former Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil comes into the Envirome Institute fold with Theodore "Ted" Smith, Ph.D., at the helm (9/7/18)

Grants provide research into connections between green environment, human health

NIH, Nature Conservancy grants to Green Heart, UofL Envirome Institute project will fund research into the connections between a green environment and human health (8/2/18)


Bhatnager, UofL launch Envirome Institute behind $5 million gift

Donation from the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation will fund research into the human-environment interrelationship (6/19/18)


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