According to a report in the diabetes news, an American university has been awarded a high diabetes accolade to become one of the foremost diabetes research and training institutions in America.
The University of Alabama, in Birmingham, has been designated as one of just six Diabetes Research and Training Centres by the National Institutes of Health . The move puts the UAB at the head of developing new diabetes treatments, prevention, and perhaps one day a care .
The principal investigator and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, Professor Garvey M.D. reportedly commented: “The DRTC grant award will enable UAB to play a major role in advancing diabetes research and treatment. Our goals include working to decrease morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes, increasing quality of life for our diabetes patients, providing an outstanding environment for student training, and providing faculty career development in diabetes research.”
Over a five-year period, the UAB will be awarded $6.3 million to grow their diabetes initiatives.

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