About Diabetes Research
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. The DRI has conducted over 80 clinical trials of diabetes drugs and devices, and the studies have included glucose clamp studies and overnight studies.
Located at Mills Health Center in San Mateo, the program was endowed by a $3 million gift from Dorothy L. and James E. Frank. The medical director and founder is David C. Klonoff, M.D., FACP, a board-certified endocrinologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Mills-Peninsula Health Services (MPHS) has been part of the Peninsula for more than 100 years. Mills Memorial Hospital opened in 1907. Peninsula Hospital opened in 1954, and the two hospitals merged in 1985. For more information, see our history.