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Presenting the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute

Former director continues to transform the future of diabetes research
Honoring a Trailblazer

A scientist. A leader. A visionary.

Pioneering the science that led to the development of the first synthetic human insulin and dedicating his life to eliminating catastrophic diseases, including diabetes, Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery, believes its cure is closer than most think. His mission now is simple: to create a world without diabetes.

In honor of our longtime director and research pioneer, we've renamed our world-leading diabetes research center the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute. Together, we’ll continue our groundbreaking research and revolutionary approach.

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Celebrating a Lifetime of Discovery

Watch the video to hear President and CEO of City of Hope and the Helen and Morgan Chu Chief Executive Officer Distinguished Chair Robert Stone, Chief Philanthropy Officer Kristin Bertell and Debbie C. Thurmond, director of the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute and the Ruth B. & Robert K. Lanman Chair in Gene Regulation & Drug Discovery Research, describe the impact of Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., at City of Hope and beyond.

Arthur Riggs is one of the scientific giants of our generation ... his mark on City of Hope is an indelible one that will continue on in the institute that now bears his name.
Robert Stone
President and CEO, Helen and Morgan Chu Chief Executive Officer Distinguished Chair
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The Search For A Cure For Diabetes

The Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute is one of the world’s foremost scientific organizations dedicated to investigating the biology of diabetes and its treatment. It houses seven departments, including The Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes, and continues Riggs’ work under its director, Debbie C. Thurmond, Ph.D., the Ruth B. & Robert K. Lanman Chair in Gene Regulation & Drug Discovery Research.

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