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Program History

The Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Research Program at Auburn University was established through an endowment by the Birmingham-based Diabetes Trust Fund in honor of its founder, Dr. Buris R. Boshell in 2001.

Dr. Boshell was a 1947 graduate of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University) in Agriculture and attended the AU Veterinary College for two years before transferring to Harvard Medical School and obtaining his M.D. degree in 1953.

Dr. Boshell joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center in 1959 and became Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 1963. During this time, Dr. Boshell established the Diabetes Research and Education Hospital and the Boshell Diabetes and Endocrine Center in Birmingham.

Our team

Enhancing the opportunities for diabetes research at Auburn University by facilitating cross-disciplinary scientific discussion, supporting the study of new ideas, fostering the development of investigators new to the field of diabetes, and expanding, the overall base of diabetes investigation at Auburn.. 


Resources for improving the life of all people with diabetes, including information on prevention, cure, and management of the disease and its complications. Auburn's focus includes special emphasis on the cardiac, neurologic and metabolic aspects of the disease and includes more than 42 investigators across campus.