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World Diabetes Day:
Journey Toward A Cure
Beyond Type 1 co-founder Sam Talbot (moderator) is joined by an all-star panel of diabetes researchers, advocates and journalists, including City of Hope diabetes researchers Bart Roep, Ph.D., and Debbie Thurmond, Ph.D., journalist Amy Tenderich, and JDRF Los Angeles Chapter board member Rae Sanchini Tobey. The group discusses merging therapies, promising treatments and the future of diabetes medicine.
Diabetes Research at City of Hope:
Inspiring Legacy, Bold Vision
Discovering insulin’s role in processing sugar. Identifying a marker for glucose control in the blood. Creating the technology that gave the world synthetic human insulin.
City of Hope has one of the most influential diabetes research programs in the world. There, scientists have revolutionized our understanding and treatment of the disease. Their work continues today with exciting developments in cell transplantation, gene regulation, immune tolerance and a new understanding of diabetes as a complex, multifaceted disease.
A Diabetes Dream Team
The heart of City of Hope’s prolific diabetes program is its people. In the videos below, hear from the leaders of City of Hope’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute – brilliant minds who are shaping the way we understand and treat the disease.
Diabetes Innovation by City of Hope Scientists
Dr. Rachmiel Levine discovers the metabolic effects of insulin.
Dr. Samuel Rahbar discovers HbA1c and its role in diabetes management
City of Hope establishes the Division of Diabetes
Drs. Arthur Riggs and Keiichi Itakura first engineer human insulin in the laboratory
Dr. Yoko Fujita-Yamaguchi isolates specific cell proteins that join with insulin and mediate its metabolic effects
Inauguration of Leslie & Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes & Genetic Research Center
Dr. Fouad Kandeel leads first islet cell transplantation for City of Hope
2004 Rama Natarajan
Conducted important research on the role of epigenetics in inflammation and diabetic complications
Expansion of the Gonda Center more than doubles the available scientific space for diabetes research
City of Hope establishes The Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes