New Perspectives on Diabetes and Obesity


At the University of Louisville Diabetes and Obesity Center, we study the health effects of diabetes and obesity and how they contribute to heart disease risk.

Our dedicated team of scientists is developing a new understanding of the risk factors fueling the diabetes and obesity epidemics, and discovering novel strategies for their treatment and prevention.

This pioneering research is creating new knowledge to help patients live healthier and more productive lives.


Center History

With the approval of the UofL Board of Trustees, a multidisciplinary Diabetes and Obesity Center was established at University of Louisville in 2008.

Since its inception, the Center has fostered the career development of both junior and senior investigators. Within its history, several junior investigators have acquired independent federal funding.

Additional junior investigators have successfully obtained start-up grants and fellowships, as well. The Center has developed a nationally competitive program, recruiting trainees and faculty from the top academic institutions in the country.

Supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Center has also expanded and integrated on-going programs, and has established a cohesive and productive research team. The ground-breaking discoveries of Center investigators have attracted national and international attention.

By generating new knowledge and innovative approaches for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and heart disease, the Center and its investigators have emerged as a leading academic unit both at the University of Louisville and nationwide.