The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism (CDOM) was launched in 2015 with the purpose of promoting basic, clinical and translational research and multi-disciplinary collaboration in the field of metabolism. The mission of the Center is to improve the health of individuals with, or at risk for, diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic disorders. To achieve this goal we will generate new knowledge on the metabolic basis of diabetes, obesity, and the wide spectrum of diseases in which metabolism plays a role, and use that knowledge to improve strategies for the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of those conditions.

The CDOM aims to have a diverse multi-disciplinary membership that will facilitate the development of a range of research projects from basic to clinical to community-based. Membership criteria to become part of a center includes: 1) an expressed interest in improving the lives of people suffering from these disease related issues through research, education and/or clinical care, 2) an interest in research related to diabetes, obesity and metabolism, and 3) an interest in contributing to the center by service as a pilot project reviewer, seminar speaker, community speaker, or mentor.

All members are encouraged to participate in center activities such as attendance at the biweekly seminars and will be eligible to apply for pilot grant opportunities within the center as well as access to any resources directly offered by the center.

Interested individuals may select the link below and complete the center application form. General contact information as well as relevant research interests, and a current copy of a CV or biosketch is required.

Center Membership Application

Questions regarding membership or information about the center can be directed to Rachel Woodside at or 336-716-5076. 

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