DRC & Research News

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Paige McCready_DRC

I support Diabetes Research Connection’s innovative and transparent method!

“As a type 1 diabetic for nearly 30 years, I support Diabetes Research Connection’s innovative and transparent method of directly funding researchers whose novel approaches may lead to a reduction of complications and the holy grail: a cure”.


Board of Directors


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Your support goes to the brightest and best young scientists!

“At DRC we ensure that all research projects we advance for potential funding has received rigorous review by independent experts.  Your support goes to the brightest and best young scientists who are committed to finding a cure for diabetes”.

Nigel Calcutt, PH.D.

Vice President and research scientist.

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I Believe The Mission Of The Diabetes Research Connection Is Vital!

“Entering my fourth decade of type 1 diabetes research, it is quite remarkable to look back and see how research seeking to identify answers to the questions of how this disease develops and how the disorder could be cured have changed. No one could have envisioned the difficulty of obtaining research funding, especially for young people. For these reasons, I believe the mission of the Diabetes Research Connection is vital! It offers hope for the future of both those with type 1 diabetes and young investigators committed to making a major change possible. I fully support DRC and am committed to seeing it prosper.”
Mark Atkinson, Ph.D.
Director, University of Florida Diabetes Institute

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Agata Jur - UMass

We Need To Invest In Young Scientists

“There is a need for increased collaborative efforts to eradicate diabetes. We need to invest in young scientists with new and fresh ideas that are willing to dedicate their career to study diabetes. Federal funding for young investigators in basic research is getting harder to acquire, so private funding is critical to invest in novel ideas to help young scientists in their quest for the cure.”
Agata Jurczyk, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

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alberto hayek

Advancing Efforts of Early-Career Scientists

“The Diabetes Research Connection will advance the efforts of early-career scientists whose innovative proposals for diabetes investigations might be overlooked by government funding agencies in favor of more conventional research.”
Alberto Hayek, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego

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Amy Adams

We select the research we believe in!

“We support the Diabetes Research Connection because it affords us the rare opportunity to select the research that we believe in and to better understand it by interacting with the very scientists who will DO the research.”

Amy Adams
Donor, Chair of Lay Review Committee, Diabetes Research Connection

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Dr. David Winkler

A Personal Reason to Support Diabetes Research

“Several of my family members have or had diabetes. I have lived with T1D for over 50 years. I am committed to ensuring that the Diabetes Research Connection becomes one of the most significant forces funding innovative diabetes research that will rid the planet of this disease and its complications.”
David Winkler
Chair of the Board, Diabetes Research Connection

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Dr. Charles King

Committed To The Cure

“The Diabetes Research Connection is a powerful breeding ground for new ideas in T1D research in the context of a supportive and enthusiastic community of donors.”
C.C. King
Associate Research Scientist, Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, UCSD

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Funding Young Scientists To Pursue New, But Fully Vetted Ideas In Type 1 Diabetes Research

“I love the concept behind this website and organization: funding young scientists to pursue new, but fully vetted ideas in type 1 diabetes research. We need to continue to feed the developmental pipeline for research scientists and ideas in type 1. I love the idea of choosing where (to whom) my money goes and hearing directly from them.”
Chris Stiehl

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The Diabetes Research Connection Will Expedite The Discovery Process

“This is a fantastic new method for funding scientific endeavors and represents a paradigm shift for supporting innovative basic diabetes research. The Diabetes Research Connection will expedite the discovery process and ensure funding for the next generation of promising young researchers, leading to new discoveries and ways in which to prevent and cure type 1 diabetes.”
Ivan Gayler

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