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March 2015

Cure Research: Multimillion-Dollar Grant Funds Collaboration
Alberto Pugliese, M.D.

The Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded a $3.3 million grant, to be shared by researchers at the Diabetes Research Institute/University of Miami and the University of Florida, among other institutions worldwide, as part of a collaborative global effort to help discover the causes of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and find a cure. The DRI's Dr. Alberto Pugliese announced the grant during a live webinar.  Read more

Under the Microscope: Allison Bayer, Ph.D.

As we continue to develop the DRI BioHub, overcoming the challenges posed by the immune system - and doing so without the need for harmful immunosuppressive drugs - will play an essential role in our ability to discover a biological cure for T1D.  Dr. Allison Bayer is investigating the use of Regulatory T cells (Tregs) to reverse autoimmunity.  Read the Q&A

NEW: Ways to Give
Support the DRI with your generous gift.
Support the DRI with your generous gift.

Brenda Novak's Sweet Digital Sets
Bestselling author Brenda Novak and her literary friends have assembled three limited-edition digital boxed sets containing 39 suspense, contemporary romance, and hot romance stories.  All proceeds benefit the DRI and her mission to cure her son.  Support Brenda and the DRI

Love shopping on  Smile!  It gets even better.  Now, you can enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenience, plus donate 0.5 percent of your purchase to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.  Learn about AmazonSmile now!

NEW eNewsletter: DRIFinancial Focus: online
Support the DRI with your generous gift

Beloved DRI Heritage Society members Shirley Harris, Lillian Redlich, and Marty Bruder passed away this year, but their legacy lives on.  Their planned gifts will support the search for a cure.  To learn more about securing your financial future as well as the DRI's, subscribe to our new DRIFinancial Focus: online.  As a bonus for subscribing, you will receive a FREE TOOL to help you in your estate-planning process.

Events: Celebrity Sightings
Skai Jackson

You never know who might show up at an event!  This weekend, join us at Kids' Carnival for a Cure, where Disney star Skai Jackson of Jessie will be making an appearance.  Check out our Upcoming Events Calendar now!  Did you miss February's Love and Hope Ball, where guests mingled with music legend Barry Gibb and swayed to Latin crooner Jon Secada?  Don't miss the pics in our Photo Gallery.

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