The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) has been funded by the NIH/NIDDK since th late 1980's and it's presently in its 26th year of funding. The primary aim of the Joslin DRC is to provide a facilitating framework for conducting multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research and to encourage the scientific development of young investigators. Special attention is paid to fostering rapid translation of basic research to the next level.
This is accomplished by the three major programs of the Joslin DRC:
1. Core Laboratories which provide services, reagents, specialized technical expertise and education directed at enhancing the productivity of research programs.
2. Pilot and Feasibility projects that support the development of new investigators and allow established investigators to explore new areas, and strengthen bridges to surrounding institutions.
3. The Enrichment Program which provide a series of seminars, workshops and visiting professors to provide continuing education, stimulation, and foster collaborations with external research programs.