he mission of the Children with Diabetes Foundation is to fund human clinical trials leading to cure and prevention of Type 1 diabetes. We are the venture capitalists of diabetes research, getting new, clinically relevant, innovative research off the ground.
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here for information on our research focus
2010 Research Updates:
We recently hosted a visit by one of the researchers from Argentina who is about to embark on another human clinical trial of encapsulated porcine islets for Living Cell Technologies, based in New Zealand. Our foundation funded the visit to the Barbara Davis Center as well as Continuous Glucose Monitor training and equipment which will be used in the upcoming study.
University of Fla, under the leadership of Dr. Clare-Salzler and Dr. Jennifer Gleuck at the University of Miami have been awarded a grant for a human clinical trial to ascertain whether Vitamin D, along with DHA should be included in upcoming expanded prevention studies.
2009 Research Update
During 2009, we provided funding assistance for recruitment of pregnant mothers and infants for the Nutritional Intervention to Prevent Diabetes (NIP) Diabetes Study. Both The University of Southern California (Dr. Kaufman) and Harvard University (Dr. Orban) received assistance to ensure that recruitment goals were met. We are very excited to be part of this first ever intervention trial in infants.
Encapsulation of Islet Cells:
The Diabetes Research Institute was awarded $100,000 for work being done by Drs. Stabler and Fraker in their effort to continue improvements in encapsulation technology. Their project, Optimization of Islet Encapsulation Therapies Via Enhanced Oxygen Delivery has already resulted in some very interesting results based on their 6 month progress report.
The University of Minnesota (Dr. Bernhard Hering) was awarded $50,000 as an Innovative Grant to facilitate collaboration between disciplines to further advance their encapsulated islet cell project.
In preparation for an FDA application, a large animal study was conducted with Encapsulated Porcine Islet cells. This was conducted at the University of Virginia, in collaboration with Dr. Draznin at the Barbara Davis Center in Colorado.
November 25, 2008
The CWD Foundation is soliciting applications from institutions currently participating in human trials of xenotransplantation research or those who are developing xenotransplantation studies for the cure of Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM).
here for the RFA
for guidelines on grant submissions
Other clinically important submissions are welcome