The Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute does research on diabetes and its complications. In 1956, Dr. William B. Hutchinson, Sr. established this institute as the Pacific Northwest Research Foundation.

It was the first private non-profit biomedical and clinical research institute in the Northwest. Dr. Hutchinson’s primary objective was to provide a facility for basic and clinical research dedicated to improving patient care. Today, the institute continues in its research on diabetes. PNDRI has more than 85 researchers and scientists working in 6 research investigative teams.

PNDRI collaborates with researchers around the world. Its work is funded by government and private funding agencies, including National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association.