The Diabetes Translational Research Center (DTRC) was organized with support from the NIDDK Prevention and Control Division of the former Diabetes Research and Training Center. The Center was mandated to organize research that would help improve the delivery of diabetes care and address the gap between developmental and clinical trial research and "real-world" implementation relevant to diabetes. Given the alarming increase in the rate of diabetes both nationally and internationally, this is a timely and important mission.
The Center is under the direction of Dr. David G. Marrero and Dr. Ronald T. Ackermann and promotes innovative diabetes-related translational research. Located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus at the Indiana University Medical Center in the School of Medicine, the DTRC is organized around three programs: the Health Services Program, the Community Research Program, and the Health Policy Program. These programs and all center investigators are supported by three cores; the Behavioral Core, the Biostatistics Core, and the Health Economics Core.
The DTRC is located in the Health Information and Translational Services (HITS) Building