Research Center on Healthy Metabolism
Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
University of Kentucky
To improve the health of people in Kentucky and beyond through advancing research focused on prevention and treatment of diabetes-associated microvascular dysfunction.
Integrate clinical and translational science research efforts in diabetes-associated metabolic microvascular dysfunction
Advance the discovery of new treatments for disorders associated with microvascular dysfunction (diabetic cardiovascular & cerebrovascular diseases and cognitive decline)
Establish large programmatic initiatives
Membership in the RCHM is open to the broad research community at the University of Kentucky (UK) and will include members from different colleges and departments across campus. Broadly, there will be two criteria for members:
Any basic, clinical, population or community-based investigator at UK who is engaged in research related to diabetic microvascular dysfunction.
Any investigator at UK who may not be currently engaged in research related to diabetic microvascular dysfunction, but is interested in directing their focus to mechanisms, treatment or prevention of the condition.
Director: Dr. Florin Despa
Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, and Neurology
Co-Director: Dr. Sanda Despa
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
Monthly seminars and reserach meetings: 10:30 a.m. Last Friday of the month in CTW 405