Enrichment Program

This Program is directed by Raghu Mirmira with Daisy Sahoo as Associate Director at MCW. The Enrichment Program is the focal point for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge within and between DRTC affiliated institutions, and around which all trainees benefit. 

In this regard, training and development of the next generation of investigator is a major goal, and the Enrichment Program supports education and training through its support of 3 major diabetes-related NIDDK T32 training programs as well as other T32 programs (MSTP and Cardiovascular Diseases) relevant to the mission of the DRTC.

Annual Events

For 16 years now, the University of Chicago is proud to host a spring symposium highlighting key research in the field of diabetes. The program typically includes a poster session, talks from visiting speakers, and two keynote presentations (including the Donald F. Steiner Award recipient). 

The 10th Annual Chicago Diabetes and Obesity Research Day will take place online on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022. 

The focus of this year’s meeting is on Cardiometabolic Disease. The program will provide a clinical overview and address mitochondrial mechanisms, fuel selection and cardiac efficiency, metabolic phenotyping, effects of SGLT2 inhibitors, macrophage polarization, nutrient timing and clinical impact of timeds feeding on cardiometabolic health.

Research by junior faculty and trainees will be highlighted by talks by Emerging Investigators and a virtual poster session, including online presentation and awards for selected posters.

Please use this link to register and for additional details about the meeting:

For instructions and to submit poster presentations, please use this link.

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Research Journal club meets every Wednesday, aside from holidays, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Central Time. Speakers cover a wide range of topics pertaining to endocrinology research. Interested attendees can join via Zoom.

The University of Chicago's Research Seminar meets on Mondays at 5:00 P.M. Central Time unless otherwise noted. Speakers cover a wide variety of topics pertaining to endocrinology depending on their individual specialities. If you're interested in participating please contact Rebecca Yardley for more information.