The Doctor Is In

The line between research and advocacy is a fine one for David Wheadon, M.D. As JDRF’s newly appointed executive vice president for research and advocacy, David oversees all aspects of our efforts to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of life-changing therapies for type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s a big role—one filled with extraordinary promise, […]

UVA’s Boris Kovatchev Honored for Artificial Pancreas Research

July 30, 2013 ― Boris P. Kovatchev, Ph.D., a pioneering researcher at the University of Virginia (UVA) and a leading player in the efforts to advance artificial pancreas technology, was honored by JDRF yesterday with the prestigious Gerold & Kayla Grodsky Basic Research Scientist Award. The annual award recognizes leadership and innovation in type 1 […]

Cynthia Ford Receives 2013 Chairman’s Choice Award

July 30, 2013 ― On Monday, July 29, JDRF presented its Jim Tyree Chairman’s Choice Award to longtime volunteer and leader Cynthia Ford for her significant contributions to JDRF on behalf of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), including her son, Albert. The annual award was given during a special ceremony at JDRF’s OneConference in […]

Nan DeTurk Named 2013 Volunteer of the Year

July 30, 2013 ― JDRF presented its annual Erwin Lurie Volunteer of the Year Award on Monday, July 29, to Pittsburgh, PA, resident Nan DeTurk for her leadership and outstanding contributions as a volunteer on behalf of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The award was given during a special ceremony at JDRF’s OneConference in […]

JDRF Thanks Nicole Johnson and the Tampa Bay Lightning for $50,000 gift

Nicole Johnson, a member of the JDRF International Board of Directors, has been named the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team’s 35th Lightning Community Hero for her work as a diabetes consultant and advocate. The award honors members of the Tampa Bay community for their outstanding charitable work with a $50,000 donation to the recipient’s designated […]

Carol’s Legacy Continues

Carol Lurie, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, and a founder of JDRF, passed away on Friday, February 15th. Carol and her husband Erwin played a vital part in JDRF and its contributions to diabetes research, offering continual inspiration, guidance, and support working at the chapter, national, and international levels. We will miss her.

Letter from Leadership: Peter Cleary

As we head into the holiday season and toward a new year, we are especially thankful for our friends and supporters around the world. As the stories in this issue of Countdown show, the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community has much to celebrate at year’s end. December also marks the halfway point of JDRF’s fiscal […]

Letter from Leadership: Darlene C. Deecher, Ph.D.

Letter from Leadership: Darlene C. Deecher, Ph.D.

I am excited to bring this new issue of Countdown to our readers. It is an issue that speaks profoundly to the core mission of JDRF—research. At the heart of what we do is our dedication and commitment to discover, develop, and deliver advances that cure, better treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). As we work […]

Letter from Leadership:  Scott McCormick

Letter from Leadership: Scott McCormick

Countdown is written and produced by our Marketing and Communications team here at JDRF. As the leader of the team and JDRF’s chief marketing officer, I am pleased to bring our new issue to you. We have so much news and information to share—and it is our hope that you will share it with everyone you […]

Government Day Advocates Visit 504 Congressional Offices

Government Day is much more than just a day. At the 13th annual JDRF event, held March 3 to 6 in Washington, D.C., 130 grassroots leaders and advocates from across the country came together to discuss upcoming advocacy goals and receive hands-on government-relations training before filling the halls of Capitol Hill. Over two days, volunteers completed […]