"French - in particular Paris-based - diabetologists do not realize the importance of clinical research and interdisciplinary cooperation, with the cardiovascular field for example," complains Michel Marre, head of the Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolic Disorders department of Bichat-Claude Bernard hospital and director of INSERM Unit 695: Genetic Causes of Type II Diabetes and its Vascular Complications.
At Bichat-Claude Bernard hospital
in Paris North, the aforementioned team led by Michel Marre
has only 15 scientists but specializes in international clinical research on the vascular complications of diabetes.
In any event, the idea is catching on: Michel Marre
also intends to set up a centre that will bring together the Paris North forces (Bichat, Lariboisière and Robert Debré).