Research Activities

The Pediatrics Diabetes Research Center (PDRC)

Located in the hub of San Diego’s biotech hotbed, UC San Diego’s Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC) uniquely brings together top-ranked pediatricians, research scientists, world class laboratories, and innovative therapies all to accomplish one goal – to defeat type 1 Diabetes.

Since its founding in 1965, UC San Diego’s School of Medicine has fostered Nobel Prize winning research in regenerative medicine, genetics, cellular and molecular medicine, and immunology. In order to provide the San Diego community with the best medical education and pediatric care, the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital joined in a special partnership to conduct clinical education and pediatric care from the Rady Children’s Hospital campus and clinics. Currently, physicians from UC San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital treat more than 1,000 children with type 1 diabetes every year.

Optimizing UC San Diego’s strengths in clinical care and research, the PDRC seeks to fuel its combined effort to prevent, cure, and treat diabetes. 

 

Diabetes Research

"The first question often asked by newly diagnosed patients and their family is, "When will there be a cure?"

Michael Gottschalk, MD, PhD Chief, Division of Endocrinology UCSD Department of Pediatrics

Stem Cells

Insulin Action

β-Cell Survival and Function

Clinical Research