Michigan Diabetes Research Center: Clinical Core

RRID: SCR_015139

The Clinical Core of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) provides expertise and services to support basic biomedical research, research focused on the translation of basic science findings into early phase clinical trials, and the testing of treatments related to diabetes in human subjects. The MDRC Clinical Core:

  • Provides services to facilitate the recruitment of human subjects including access to a Diabetes Research Registry, assistance using the Michigan Medicine electronic medical record to construct Best Practice Advisories (BPAs), and assistance in accessing the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) managed care data base of over 900,000 patients to identify and recruit potential research subjects;
  • Provides clinical research space through its Clinical Research Unit (CRU) which includes 4 examination rooms, 2 carrels, and a specimen processing laboratory;
  • Provides laboratory expertise and state-of-the-art analytical services through its Chemistry Laboratory; and
  • Provides both routine and non-routine biostatistical services to assist with experimental design, power calculations, data management, and data analysis.

Key Personnel

William H. Herman, MD, MPH, Core Director
wherman@umich.edu, 734-936-8279
Donald A. Giacherio, PhD, Laboratory Director
dgiacher@umich.edu, 734-936-6775
Meng Tan, MD, Co-investigator Diabetes Research Registry
mengt@umich.edu, 734-998-7614
Jason Whalen, BS, Research Laboratory Specialist, Chemistry Laboratory
jfwhalen@umich.edu, 734-763-1025
Wen Ye, PhD, Co-investigator Biostatistical Services
wye@umich.edu, 734-615-9051

Click here to reserve an MDRC CRU examining room at Domino’s Farms (approved UM staff only).

Remember to cite the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) in publications as follows:
“The project described was supported by Grant Number P30DK020572 (MDRC) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases”