BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The T1D Exchange, a not-for-profit organization accelerating the discovery of new approaches to type 1 diabetes research and treatment, announced today that Dana Ball has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Mr. Ball will oversee the integration and expansion of the T1D Exchange's multiple components, including the clinical registry, biobank and Glu, an online social network for people with type 1 diabetes. Mr. Ball previously served as Program Director of the Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Program at The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and is one of the cofounders of the T1D Exchange. Prior to joining the Helmsley Charitable Trust in 2008, Mr. Ball was Executive Director of the Iacocca Foundation.
The T1D Exchange was designed to connect the disparate stakeholders in the type 1 diabetes community — individuals with type 1 diabetes, caregivers, clinicians, researchers and industry partners — by combining the critical components of a traditional clinical research with the expanding fields of health information technology and social networking. The T1D Exchange was formally established in 2010 through a grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust's Type 1 Diabetes Program.
"Dana led the design and development of the Helmsley T1D Program and we believe he is the perfect individual to ensure the Exchange fulfill its goals," said David Panzirer, Trustee of the Helmsley Charitable Trust. "The T1D Exchange was one of many programs Dana initiated that has the potential to change the speed and efficiency of research and development for promising new therapies and devices."
"The T1D Exchange began as an abstract idea that Dana found ways to nurture by bringing the right people and resources together. It would not be where it is now without him. His leadership will help us fulfill the promise this type 1 diabetes resource offers," said Roy W. Beck, MD, PhD,
|SOURCE T1D Exchange|
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