Leading the way in diabetes research

The MPHS 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, including glucose clamp studies and overnight studies, in order to accelerate the development of products for people with diabetes. Located at Mills Health Center in San Mateo, the DRI has conducted over 80 clinical trials of diabetes drugs and devices.

David C. Klonoff, M.D., F.A.C.P., Medical Director

What is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a medical research study on human beings that follows a plan called a protocol. Many clinical trials test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs or devices that are seeking regulatory approval. A clinical trial protocol describes what types of people 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.

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