Diabetes Research Center


The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawaii (UH) developed a multidisciplinary Hawaii-based Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Diabetes. This Diabetes Research Center (DRC) initially spanned departments but now also crosses campus borders to promote research aimed at improving the metabolic health of the people of Hawaii and the Pacific region. The DRC builds upon the strengths of Hawaii’s spirit of collaboration, intrinsic ethnic and cultural diversity, and existing strengths in diabetes research. The work of our Center leverages Hawaii’s research capacity to link basic science mechanisms that underlie diabetes and to advance the science through translational research. Dr. Mariana Gerschenson, pictured above, is Director and JABSOM Associate Dean for Research.

See the center’s website link, below.

Phone: (808) 692-1509


651 Ilalo Street, Bioscience Building, Honolulu, HI 96813

Link: http://drc.jabsom.hawaii.edu