14th Annual Spring Research Briefing and Reception

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April 9, 2013
6:00 pm
9:00 pm
Sheraton Needham Hotel
100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA, 02494, United States

Please join us for a special evening featuring JDRF-funded local researchers who will present their innovative diabetes research and recent advances that promise opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing type 1 diabetes.

6– 6:45 p.m. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres Reception

6:45 – 9 p.m. Formal Program


JDRF: Accelerating Our Mission — Julia L. Greenstein, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President of Cure Therapies, JDRF International

Research Breakout Session I

Research Breakout Session II

Dessert Reception and Small Group Q&A

Kindly RSVP by Monday, April 1, 2013 by contacting the JDRF office at (781) 431-0700 or jjones@jdrf.org.

Featured Presenters:

Michael A. Brehm, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Diabetes Center of Excellence, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Brehm is developing novel mouse models that allow the study of human biology, including immunity, autoimmune disease and islet functionality.

Jeffrey Karp, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Dr. Karp is developing a new type of implantable pancreas device that will allow the transplantation of cells in far greater numbers, hoping to show that this device can replace the function of the pancreas and regulate glucose levels in the body over a long period of time.  These featured presenters were secured at time of print; we anticipate having at least three researchers for the Breakout Sessions.

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Lauren Shields
(781) 431-0700