Issue: 1171 Date: 1/31/2013
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JDRF Proudly Announces Local Research Grant Recipient
Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD
"JDRF activated over 180 new research grants this past fiscal year to advance our goals of curing, better treating, and preventing T1D (type 1 diabetes). We are so proud that Dr. Fumihiko Urano ( Washington University School of Medicine) has been awarded one of these prestigious grants. He will be able to continue his work on identifying beta cell ER stress biomarkers for predicting T1D," said M. Marie Davis, Executive Director JDRF Greater Missouri and Southern Illinois Chapter.
JDRF has become the world's largest funder of diabetes research. This past November, JDRF was named an All-Star Charity by Forbes Magazine. Forbes emphasized the dedication of JDRF's network of volunteers - including International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore - and advocates as part of the reason for JDRF's success. We are proud that with the help of these loyal volunteers, annually 80+% of the money disbursed goes directly to funding research and research-related education.
JDRF's mission is to develop new and better treatments to improve the lives of people with T1D and keep them as healthy as possible until a cure is found.