As Science Succeeds, Patients Benefit
The Diabetes Center at UCSF has always been at the forefront of diabetes research and we remain committed to finding a cure for the millions of people worldwide who are affected by this disease. From identifying and analyzing genes that predispose individuals to diabetes, to developing early interventions that aim to stop diabetes in its tracks, our investigators are focused on taking laboratory bench research to the patient’s bedside as quickly as possible. To learn about our history of research achievements, click here. For more information about the Diabetes Center’s outstanding research team and current research efforts, please visit:

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Why are we confident we will achieve our bold mission? 

Our patients, physicians, and laboratory scientists are all on the same team. A key feature of the Diabetes Center is the close partnership that exists between our patient care team and our diabetes researchers. As a result of this collaborative culture, our patients have access to late-breaking discoveries, novel treatment options, and new strategies for diagnosing and managing diabetes. In return, our patients enrich our research program by providing us with insight into the disease and how it responds to our interventions. 

Our team includes the world’s foremost experts in the research areas that are key to discovering a cure for diabetes. Recruiting and retaining the most talented researchers increases our chances of generating new therapies and making scientific breakthroughs. Learn more about our award-winning scientists.

We are among the top 10 diabetes programs in the nation funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our ability to continuously win significant awards from the agency (especially as its budget continues to contract) signals that our center is making progress toward a cure.      

We are a federally recognized Diabetes Research Center (DRC), one of only 16 such centers of excellence in the nation. DRC status, which is awarded only after an extremely competitive review, signals that the quality of UCSF’s diabetes research is of the highest caliber. The prestigious designation is accompanied by funding that the Diabetes Center uses to organize and support multidisciplinary diabetes-related research across the UCSF campus.