Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
United States
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of twenty-five type 1 diabetes TrialNet International Clinical Centers at the forefront of type 1 diabetes research. Led by Bill Russell, MD, the TrialNet team at Vanderbilt is dedicated to preventing type 1 diabetes and stopping disease progression by preserving insulin production before and after diagnosis.

Our Team

Principal Investigators 
Bill
Russell
MD
Research Coordinators 
Faith
Brendle
RN, CPN, CCRP
Eric
Pittel
MBA
Anne
Brown
MSN, BC-ANP, BC-ADM
Brenna
Hammel
BSN, RN, CPN
Kimberly
Flowers
RN
Lauren
Williams
"Realize that generations of people with diabetes before you have rolled up their sleeves to help us make advances into how we understand and how we care for type 1 diabetes. Here is your chance to make a difference for others: for future generations of your family, for other families, and possibly even for you."--Bill Russell, MD, Vanderbilt University

Regional Affiliates

Atlanta

Atlanta Diabetes Association
1800 Howell Mill Rd, # 450, Atlanta, GA 30318

Bartlett

AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center
3025 Kate Bond Rd, Bartlett, TN 38133

Chattanooga

University Diabetes & Endocrine Consultants
5616 Brainerd Road, Suite 208, Chattanooga, TN 37411

Crystal Lake

Midwest Endocrinology, LLC
380 N. Terra Cotta Rd. Ste A, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Greenville

Physicians East PA
1006 W.H. Smith Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834

Jackson

University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 N State ST, Jackson, MS 39209

Kingsport

Holston Medical Group Clinical Research
105 West Stone Drive, Suite 3B, Kingsport, TN 37660

Lexington

Kentucky Diabetes Endocrinology Center
1760 Nicholasville Road Suite 502, Lexington, KY 40503

Louisville

University of Louisville Pediatric Endocrinology
601 S. Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40202

Memphis

Baptist Memorial Medical Group, Inc.
5659 South Rex Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

Memphis

University of Tennessee/ Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
50 N Dunlop St, 7th Floor PCRU, Memphis, TN 38103

Research Studies

The following studies are actively recruiting participants. Please click on the study title to learn more. For those interested in participation, contact us for more information.
Risk Screening

Pathway to Prevention

If you have a relative with T1D, you’re in a unique position to help us learn more about the disease and how to stop it. The first step is to sign up for Pathway to Prevention screening to determine your risk of developing T1D.

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Prevention Study

Abatacept

TrialNet is testing the drug abatacept to see if it can delay or prevent progression of early stage T1D (stage 1 to stage 2) and ultimately prevent clinical diagnosis (stage 3). In earlier studies for people newly diagnosed (stage 3), abatacept helped slow down disease progression.

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Teplizumab

We are testing the drug teplizumab to see if it can delay or prevent progression of early stage T1D (stage 2) and prevent clinical diagnosis (stage 3). In earlier studies in people newly diagnosed (stage 3), teplizumab helped to prolong insulin production.

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Longterm

Long-Term Investigative Follow-Up in TrialNet (LIFT)

Once your study ends, we're still here for you. Participant monitoring and continued involvement helps us learn more about T1D.

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