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Transforming JDRF Research. Impacting Lives. Julia L . Greenstein, PhD AVP Cure Therapies April 10, 2012. JDRF Global Leadership in T1D Research. Largest T1D non-profit: $1.6B in research funded over past 40 years In FY11 JDRF funded: $116 million direct support In 18 countries

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Transforming JDRF Research.Impacting Lives.

Julia L . Greenstein, PhD

AVP Cure Therapies

April 10,2012

jdrf global leadership in t1d research
JDRF Global Leadership in T1D Research

Largest T1D non-profit: $1.6B in research funded over past 40 years

In FY11 JDRF funded:

$116 million direct support

In 18 countries

Including over 50 clinical trials

  • More than 80% of JDRF expenditures directly support research and research-related education
  • Forbes magazine called JDRF “...a tightly run organization that puts almost every dollar spent to work curing disease....”
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CURING T1D to remove it from the lives of our loved ones

Research Agenda of Hope for all T1D Patients

  • Remains #1 priority for JDRF
  • Recent explosion of new information about immune system & beta cells
  • Creating exciting new paths to a cure
  • Leveraging efforts to both curing & preventing T1D

Julia – Cure Importance

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Research Agenda of Hope for all T1D Patients

  • Until we can cure & prevent T1D we are committed to improving lives
  • The past 40 years have seen significant improvements in care
  • Translating into longer life expectancy
  • More can be done to improve the quality of life for everyone living with T1D

Aaron – Why Treat?

Develop better ways to TREAT T1D allowing a better quality of life

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Research Agenda of Hope for all T1D Patients

  • Growth of T1D is accelerating around the world
  • Dramatic rise especially among young children
  • Children born to a family with T1D have a 10 time greater risk of developing the disease
  • Only prevention can alter this trend and protect future generations from T1D

Preventing the autoimmune process from ever starting

Stopping and reversing the autoimmune process early to maintain insulin independence

jdrf research priorities

JDRF Research Priorities

Regenerating new beta cells

Artificial pancreas systems

Preventing the autoimmune process from ever starting

Encapsulation of alternative beta cell sources

Novel insulins and other blood sugar control drugs

Stopping and reversing the autoimmune process early to maintain insulin independence

Immune therapies

Diabetic eye disease

Diagnostic, measurement and imaging tools

Complications prevention

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Give generously to speed JDRF research to cure, better treat and prevent T1D

Join a JDRF walk, ride, gala or other fund- raising event

Volunteer at your local JDRF chapter

Participate in clinical research

Make A Difference - Get Involved!

Learn more at: jdrf.org