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Research at Mass General
The Diabetes Clinical Research Center and its staff have played a leadership role in the conduct of several of the most important clinical trials in diabetes of the past two decades.
The major accomplishments of the Diabetes Center have been the following:
The EDIC and DPP have been hailed as the most important studies in diabetes since the discovery of insulin.
David Nathan, MD
Linda Delahanty, MS, RD
Richard Grant, MD, MPH
Mary E. Larkin, RN
Lynne Levitsky, MD, Director of Pediatric Endocrinology
Mara Lorenzi, MD
Charles McKitrick, RN
James Meigs, MD, MPH, Director Diabetes Center
Director Diabetes Center
Richard Pompei, RN
Christine Stevens, RN
Robert Sutherlin, RN
Ravi Thadhani, MD
Some of the current Diabetes studies are:
In the aggregate, these trials and other Diabetes Center studies are studying more than 1000 subjects at the Mass General. Other current Center studies are investigating:
Epidemiologic studies in collaboration with the Framingham Heart Study, Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, and Nurses and Physicians Health Studies explore the risk factors of diabetes and its complications and in particular the relationship between glycemia and heart disease. The current annual budget (>90% from NIH) is approximately $2.5 million per year.
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