Dorothy L. and James E. Frank Diabetes Research Institute (DRI)
The Mills-Peninsula Diabetes Research Institute conducts translational research to develop diagnostic tests and treatments for people with diabetes.
Who We Are
The Dorothy L. and James E. Frank Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) was created in 2000 to conduct clinical trials of devices and drugs in order to accelerate the development of products for people with diabetes. Located at Mills Health Center in San Mateo, the DRI has conducted more than 80 clinical trials of diabetes drugs and devices.
A clinical trial protocol describes who may participate in the trial, when the tests and procedures will be done, which treatments will be used, and how long the study will last. A person who is participating in a clinical trial is seen regularly by the research staff to monitor their health and to determine the safety and effectiveness of their treatment. Participants in clinical trials have an opportunity to:
- Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available
- Interact with a team of health care professionals with whom they can discuss their medical condition
- Help others by being part of a medical research study.
Do you have diabetes? The Dorothy L. and James E. Frank Diabetes Research Institute at Mills-Peninsula Health Services is now enrolling for clinical research studies of investigational medications and devices. You may be reimbursed for your time and travel.
Enrolling Now for New Studies
If you would like information about current studies of drugs and devices for diabetes, then please call 650-696-4260.