About The Program
The mission of the Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Program is to enhance the opportunities for diabetes research at Auburn University by facilitating cross-disciplinary scientific discussion, supporting the study of new ideas, fostering the development of investigators new to the field of diabetes, and expanding, the overall base of diabetes investigation at the University. More than twenty-five investigators from across the AU campus are members of the program and actively involved in diabetes research. Specifically, these investigators are addressing many facets of both type 1 and 2 diabetes, with particular focus on the cardiac, neurological and metabolic aspects of the disease.
Purpose and Goals
In order to accomplish the mission of the program, specific goals have been established:
- Develop effective mechanisms through which diabetes researchers at Auburn University may collaborate with each other and outside institutions.
- Support the exploration of new research ideas through a small grants program.
- Foster the development of new investigators through a travel grant program.
- Obtain external funding to support new multidisciplinary investigation and ongoing program activities.
- Develop relationships with community leaders interested in diabetes investigation to increase public support for diabetes programs.
The vision of the Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Program is to improve the life of all people with diabetes through world-class investigation performed at Auburn University into the prevention, cure, and management of diabetes and its complications.
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