East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute

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(2/14/14) Article by Kathryn Kennedy, ECU News Services: “A new space for collaborative medical research and robotics training was lauded by East Carolina University officials this week as a visionary project at the heart of the university’s mission and talents. The fourth floor of the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU officially opened Feb. 13 as part of the regular two-day Board of Trustees meeting. Board members, faculty and other guests toured the 37,000-square-foot space, which includes advanced laboratories and simulated clinical rooms...
Together on Diabetes 2013
(11/25/13) Dr. Skip Cummings and colleagues are to be congratulated for being awarded a second grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation in the amount of $450,000. The team will develop and implement a program to address the management of diabetes, depression, and distress. East Carolina was invited to submit this second proposal after achieving successful outcomes with its first Together on Diabetes project...
Shaikh JLR cover
(11/6/13) Dr. S. Raza Shaikh's lab has published a paper that appears on the cover of November 2013 issue of the Journal of Lipid Research. The article is entitled: “N-3 PUFAs enhance the frequency of murine B cell subsets and restore the impairment of antibody production to a T-independent antigen in obesity.” Heather Teague, PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is the first author on the paper...

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Welcome to the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute (ECDOI) at East Carolina University. The ECDOI is an interdisciplinary research institute jointly supported by the Divisions of Health Sciences and Research & Graduate Studies.

The ECDOI is well known for cutting-edge collaborative research in several fields related to disorders of metabolism, including bariatric surgery, muscle insulin signaling/glucose transport, bioenergetics/exercise physiology, and pediatric healthy weight programs.

The mission of the ECDOI is to promote and coordinate interdisciplinary basic and translational research programs in diabetes and obesity, to support the education and training of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and to foster the development of outreach prevention/treatment programs for the people of eastern North Carolina.

The ECDOI is comprised of more than 40 faculty members from 17 different departments on both the main and health sciences campus. The Institute is closely aligned with the East Carolina Heart Institute (ECHI) and offers ECDOI- and/or ECHI- affiliated faculty several research support programs, access to core equipment, and opportunities to forge new collaborations through a number of interactive research forums.

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Read more about the ECDOI and all about the research happening at the ECDOI. You can also find out more about how Diabetes and Obesity impacts NC.

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115 Heart Drive, 4101 ECHI
Greenville, NC 27834
252-737-5041 |
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