Bhatnagar, DOC earn second COBRE grant

Bhatnagar, DOC earn second COBRE grant

Five-year, $11.25 million funding continues support of diabetes and obesity research at U of L
Bhatnagar, DOC earn second COBRE grant

Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., leads the University of Louisville Diabetes and Obesity Center, a part of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Department of Medicine.

A center created at the University of Louisville in 2008 with a five-year National Institutes of Health grant has won its second five-year grant.

The NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded an $11.25 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to U of L's Diabetes and Obesity Center.

Led by Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., the Smith and Lucille Gibson Chair in Medicine, the Diabetes and Obesity Center is a part of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Louisville, and was created as a way to address the profound effect that diabetes and obesity have had on our nation’s health and general quality of life.

"We approach diabetes and obesity, not only as individual disease states, but as pieces of a larger, more comprehensive puzzle," Bhatnagar said. "Thus, our researchers are working to develop a better understanding of diabetes and obesity not simply as individual disease states, but as the outcomes of a more comprehensive dysfunction – a dysfunction that profoundly affects all major organs and increases our risk of developing heart disease and cancer."

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