Celebrating 2019 in the DMRC
The new year provides opportunities to reflect on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we want to go. Our progress since launching in 2014 has been truly remarkable and 2019 was probably the best yet. A few recent highlights:
- 2019 was a banner year for impactful discoveries and publications that are bringing international recognition to your own disciplines and to our DMRC community.
- We received a very good score on our first-ever application to become an NIDDK-designated Diabetes Research Center. Reviewers were profoundly impressed by the quality of our science, the extent of our collaboration and the commitment of the institution.
- The Driving Out Diabetes Initiative (DODi), led by Angie Fagerlin, Robin Marcus, and Julie Metos, expanded its outreach in the community and care in the clinics, reaching more than 30,000 people in the Intermountain West and presenting new opportunities to expand behavioral and clinical research throughout our university and DMRC community.
These successes are a direct result of the commitment to excellence of the people that comprise the DMRC. We anticipate adding 5-10 new faculty recruits in 2020, each of which will bring new expertise and expand collaborative research opportunities. We are excited about our trajectory and are confident that the future will be even brighter.
We wish to thank Bridget Hughes and Sara Salmon for the outstanding support of our center. None of our successes would be possible without their dedication and commitment. And we wish to express our thanks to all of you for making the DMRC such an impactful program and for making the University of Utah such a wonderful place to work.
We are looking forward to an outstanding 2020.
Jared Rutter & Scott Summers, DMRC Co-Directors