Lay Review Committee

Great science isn’t enough. The Lay Review Committee (LRC) helps translate complex, jargon-heavy scientific descriptions into engaging, easy-to-understand website presentations.

The LRC is comprised of people affected by type 1 diabetes.

Members of this group know some of the science behind this disease, having educated themselves once confronted with T1D. Our invaluable team simplifies the science so that everyone can understand the purpose and goal of the project to be funded.

This core committee works with the researcher to help create a presentation once the Scientific Review Committee approves the project. Committee members have an understanding of scientific concepts that are commonly used in discussions of T1D. The time commitment is approximately 6 hours every 6 months.

If you are interested in serving on the LRC, please

Diabetes Medical Research


Amy Adams

Amy’s son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 5. Amy served on the Board of Directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for 6 years, served on JDRF’s Chicago Chapter’s Gala, and Walk organizing committees for about 10 years, and is currently a sustaining board member of JDRF.

She also served on the Board of Friends United (a diabetes fundraising organization) for about 3 years and was a contributing writer to Insulin Free Times.

David Winkler

David has had type 1 diabetes for over 60 years, and also has several family members and friends with the disease. He is a founder of the Diabetes Research Connection and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer. David has been a tireless advocate and donor for diabetes research.

Brianna Wolin

Brianna has lived with type 1 diabetes for 21 years. Her passion, energy and optimism for overcoming the challenges of living with and curing type 1 diabetes are extraordinary and are matched by her drive and intelligence.

She is currently pursuing a double graduate degree, one at Northwestern University in Prosthetics and Orthotics and one at Johns Hopkins in Applied Biomedical Engineering.

Margery Perry

Margery has a daughter with type 1 diabetes. Margery is on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.

Diseases (NIDDK) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.

Bob King

Bob’s daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 32. Diabetes Research Connection is his first affiliation.