The Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications. The DRTC is a multi-disciplinary operation with faculty researchers from UAB's Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Public Health, among other units. It operates in collaboration with the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center to promote excellence in diabetes research and patient care. The DRTC supports research in the areas of pathology, animal physiology, human biology, metrics and health services research, and community research. It is one of six NIDDK-sponsored diabetes research and training centers in the U.S.