DRC Seminar Series

The DRC speaker series is hosted together with the Barbara Davis Center and includes both local and visiting scientists, speaking on a broad range of diabetes topics, including T1D, T2D and related complications. 

Watch Previous Seminars

For Fall 2022, the seminar series will be held on Fridays at 12PM MT. All seminars will have a link provided for registration.
For more information, please contact Christy Vasey,

If you would like to suggest speakers for future seminars, please fill out the form on our Contact & Suggestions page. 


Friday, September 9, 2022
Fulginiti Pavilion
Bethany Cummings, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
UC Davis
Friday, September 23, 2022
Dirk Homann, MD
Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai
Friday, October 7, 2022
Sarah Lessard, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor
Joslin Diabetes
Harvard Medical School
Friday, October 21, 2022
Marissa Brissova, PhD
Research Professor of Medicine
Director, Islet Procurement and Analysis Core
Director, Human Islet Phenotyping Program of IIDP
Vanderbilt University
Friday, November 4, 2022
Rachel Bonami, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology and Immunology
Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Friday, November 18, 2022
Matthew L. Bettini, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Utah
Friday, December 2, 2022
Fulginiti Pavilion
Friday, January 6, 2023
Leonardo M.R. Ferreira, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Medical University of South Carolina
Friday, January 20, 2023
Rebecca L. Hull, PhD
Research Professor
Director, Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition
University of Washington
Friday, February 3, 2023
Friday, February 17, 2023 Todd Brusko, PhD
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Florida Diabetes Institute (UFDI).
Friday, March 3, 2023
Hubert M. Tse, PhD
Comprehensive Diabetes Center
Heersink School of Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Friday, March 17, 2023
BDC Diabetes Day Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Mark Atkinson, PhD
Director, UF Diabetes Institute
 Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics
University of Florida
Friday, March 31, 2023
Megan Levings, PhD
Department of Surgery
Lead, Childhood Diseases
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Friday, April 14, 2023
Samuel Klein, MD
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis
Friday, April 28, 2023
Joana Almaca, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Friday, May 12, 2023
Denise Feig, MD MSc, FRCPC
Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Head, Diabetes & Endocrinology in Pregnancy Program
Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada


DRC/BDC Research in Progress

Together with the Barbara Davis Center, members of the Diabetes Research Center present their research at the weekly Research in Progress (RIP) series. 

Below are the details for our fall presentations which will be held on Mondays at 12:00pm in the Barbara Davis Center Main Conference Room 2104



Monday, September 12, 2022

Prashanth Francis, MD PhD

Monday, September 19, 2022 Dylan Sarbaugh
Monday, September 26, 2022 Mia Smith, PhD
Monday, October 3, 2022 James Scott-Browne, PhD
Monday, October 10, 2022 Yan Li, PhD (Guest Speaker)
Monday, October 17, 2022 Srividhya Iyer, PhD
Monday, October 24, 2022 Jordan Jacobelli, PhD
Monday, October 31, 2022 Laurel Messer, PhD
Monday, November 7, 2022 Kalie Tommerdahl, MD
Monday, November 14, 2022 Roberto Castro-Gutierrez
Monday, November 21, 2022 Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 28, 2022 City of Hope Diabetes Research Symposium
Monday, December 5, 2022 Rachel Friedman, PhD
Monday, December 12, 2022 Yong Kim, PhD
Monday, December 19, 2022 Holiday Break
Monday, December 26, 2022 Holiday Break

Endocrine Research Conference

The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes holds its weekly research conferences on Wednesdays from 11 AM-12 PM via Zoom. 

Diabetes virtual seminarVirtual Diabetes Series

The University of Colorado DRC has teamed up with the NIDDK Diabetes Centers at Vanderbilt University, Indiana University School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Washington, and the North Carolina Diabetes Research Center to host a virtual seminar series. 

The virtual seminar series will be held on Wednesdays at 12pm. Speaker and registration information can be found here

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