"The care for diabetes is changing dramatically and with effort many of the complications can be prevented or delayed for the majority of individuals developing diabetes today. It is our hope (and much of our effort is devoted to this) that current research will lead to prevention, cure, and simpler effective therapies for the disorders of diabetes."
Executive Director of the Barbara Davis Center, Dr. George S. Eisenbarth
The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes is one of the largest diabetes programs specializing in type 1 diabetes research and care (both children and adults) in the world. The Center is managed as a distinct administrative unit of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is located within a building on the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
In 1978, Marvin Davis generously provided funds for the construction of the building. The Center was open in 1980 at the Ninth Avenue campus in Denver and has undergone expansions in 1983, 1986, and 1994. In May 2005, The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes relocated to our new building within the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
Our independent budget, fund raising and endowments provide unique facilities and resources for clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic biomedical scientists working to help patients with type 1 diabetes. The Center provides state-of-the-art clinical diabetes care to 80% of children with diabetes in Colorado and 2000 adults within the Rocky Mountain Region as well as receiving national and international referrals.
The Center faculty participates in a number of teaching activities. Medical students rotate through the Center on elective half-day rotations. Participants from the Child Health Associate Program, along with Endocrine Fellows, also rotate through the Center. Basic science faculty provide mentorship to pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows from around the world.
Executive Director: George Eisenbarth, MD, PhD
Clinical Division Director: Marian Rewers, MD, PhD
Research Division Director: John C. Hutton, BSc, PhD