The Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease studies common diseases that have reached pandemic scale including obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications. We have established an exciting environment that promotes multi-disciplinary discovery research toward breakthrough preventive and therapeutic strategies.
What are the goals and activities of the Center?
Scientists in the CMOD study the metabolic bases of obesity-related diabetes and heart disease. Our collaborative environment is thematically focused on the metabolic intersections of common diseases that have reached epidemic scale.
An important Center goal is to develop innovative and effective approaches to rapidly translate our discoveries toward the development of improved diagnosis and treatment of metabolic diseases. We accomplish this in large part through collaborative teams comprised of basic and regional clinical scientists. Our partnership with the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI-MD) at Florida Hospital has enabled the formation of translational research teams.
The CMOD strives toward establishing a “culture of science.” This includes the development of a robust educational, training, and mentoring environment.
Thematic Foci of the Center
Cardiovascular Metabolism Program
Investigating the body’s metabolism system is leading to novel targets and therapeutics aimed at cardiovascular disease.