2012 Archive

November 2012

UCSF Opens New Clinical Space for Pediatric Diabetes -
 This month, the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF arrives at its new home on UCSF's Mission Bay Campus.
Prevention Trials in Progress; New TrialNet Affiliates on Board -
With two type 1 diabetes prevention trials currently underway, it is important for blood relatives of those with type 1 diabetes to be tested for autoantibodies that may predict future onset of disease.
Islet Transplantation Research Progresses -
Qizhi Tang, PhD, a Diabetes Center faculty member and Associate Professor of Surgery, is focused on improving islet transplantation, a minimally invasive procedure that has the potential to cure type 1 diabetes.
Faculty Member to Direct Medical Scientist Training Program -
Diabetes Center researcher and endocrinologist Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, was recently named the new director of the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).
New Faculty Member Recruited to UCSF -
We'd like to introduce you to a new member of the Diabetes Center, Srinath Sanda, MD.
Be Empowered: Sign Up for a Diabetes Teaching Center Course Today -
Numerous classes are held throughout the year for adults with type 1 diabetes through UCSF’s award-winning Diabetes Teaching Center, http://dtc.

October 2012

A Protein Central to Diabetes Uncovered -
UCSF researchers led by Feroz Papa, MD, PhD, have discovered a molecule, TXNIP, which initiates inflammation that leads to the death of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.
UCSF DIABETES FAMILY FUND: Public Health Literacy Partnership Features Youth Speaks -
In May 2011, the UCSF Diabetes Center Diabetes Family Fund for Innovative Patient Care, Education and Scientific Discovery awarded its first grants to twelve groups of collaborators.
Diabetes Minor Created at UCSF School of Nursing and Honors Legendary Nurse Educator -
An epidemic is sweeping the nation and world: diabetes.

June 2012

Children’s Book Proceeds to Fund UCSF Diabetes Research -
A dedicated Diabetes Center supporter has captured the tale told by her grandmother well over a half century ago in a new children’s book entitled, Billy and Skipper.