The Burnham Institute for Medical Research opened its Orlando campus in April as the hub of the Medical City at Lake Nona. The institute offers an innovative research environment where scientists study the most troubling medical problems of our time.  The goal of the institute is to make breakthrough scientific discoveries with a focus on research for diabetes and its cardiovascular complications, cancer, and drug discovery. 

A Diabetes and Obesity Research Center is being established to promote collaborative research in the areas of metabolism, obesity related diabetes and cardiovascular disease.