Diabetes & Obesity Research Center
The mission of NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Diabetes and Obesity Research Center is to understand different primary and secondary risk factors that contribute to diabetes and obesity. Through our innovative research, we seek new ways to prevent, treat, and cure these diseases. As the prevalence and treatment costs for diabetes and obesity continue to rise, our center’s mission becomes even more paramount.
The Diabetes and Obesity Research Center aims to perform excellent, competitive, and cutting-edge research; train new generations of leaders to excel in their field of interest; and educate the populace in improving their general health.
We are recruiting highly motivated and caring individuals to develop independent competitive research programs in their chosen area of expertise that aligns with the center’s mission. Additionally, investigators have ample opportunities to join existing research programs. Our center provides a nurturing, collaborative, and competitive research environment for individual growth.
A team of multidisciplinary investigators collaborate in the following research areas:
- diabetes: M. Mahmood Hussain, PhD; Qing Miao, PhD; Louis Ragolia, PhD; Xiaoyue Pan, PhD; Alan M. Jacobson, MD; Jasmin Divers, PhD
- cardiovascular diseases: M. Mahmood Hussain, PhD; Xiaoyue Pan, PhD; Qing Miao, PhD; Louis Ragolia, PhD; Allison B. Reiss, MD
- bariatric surgery: Louis Ragolia, PhD; Collin E. Braithwaite, MD
- circadian rhythms: M. Mahmood Hussain, PhD; Xiaoyue Pan, PhD
- placenta physiology: Nazeeh N. Hanna, MD; M. Mahmood Hussain, PhD
We also actively collaborate in basic and clinical investigations at NYU Long Island School of Medicine in other areas that significantly impact human health, including allergy and immunology, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrinology, health services, inflammation, neuroscience, obesity, perinatology, pulmonology, rheumatology, and women’s health.
We conduct weekly seminars during which our scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and students present research in progress and discuss published papers. In addition, invited guests give seminars in their areas of expertise. Our seminars are open for anyone interested in research. No registration is required. Topics change depending on the speaker and can include diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
All seminars take place on Fridays from 12:00PM to 1:00PM at 101 Mineola Boulevard, third floor, suite 3-053.
NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Diabetes and Obesity Research Center is led by M. Mahmood Hussain, PhD, director and endowed chair of the Department of Foundations of Medicine. For more information about our center, contact us at 516-663-1428.