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