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UMass Consortium awarded $300,000 from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Iacocca Foundation
Date:11/1/2007

research areas, said Richard A. Insel, MD, Executive Vice President for Research at JDRF. Were thrilled to be partnering with The Iacocca Foundation to fund this important science at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Specific laboratories and their respective projects supported by the grants include:

  • Rita Bortell, PhD, associate professor of medicineThe role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in immune cell functions and during pathogenesis of autoimmune diabetes
  • Stephen J. Doxsey, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and cell biologyThe novel role of centrosome proteins in insulin secretion and cellular stress
  • Dale L. Greiner, PhD, professor of medicineThe role of ER stress in islet transplantation
  • Gregory J. Pazour, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicineThe role of the pancreatic beta cell cilium in diabetes
  • Fumihiko Urano, MD, assistant professor of molecular medicineThe role of ER stress in autoimmune diabetes

Were excited about this partnership, said Iaccoca Foundation Executive Director Dana Ball. Our mission is to explore every possible avenue to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and we see incredible promise in the innovative approach UMass is taking.


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Contact: Kelly Bishop
kelly.bishop@umassmed.edu
508-856-2000
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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