The Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism was established in 2005 by the Dean of the School of Medicine, at a time of ever increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity. In the United States alone, there are currently 20.6 million people with diabetes and 58 million obese. In 2000, the cost of diabetes was estimated at $132 billion per year, and the Centers for Disease Control has projected that one out of three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in his or her lifetime.
The mission of the IDOM is to support and develop successful approaches to the prevention, treatment, and cure of diabetes mellitus and obesity.
Learn more about research within the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.