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June 2012
Cure-Focused Research

DRI & Partners Explore New Initiatives

The DRI’s strategic alliances are playing an increasingly critical role in our effort to cure diabetes.  Read about several projects that are opening new doors to discovery and fast-tracking findings to patients.
>> Read article

DRI's Dr. Luca Inverardi (left) and Camillo Ricordi (right) with Dr. Bart Roep from Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands.
Drs. Luca Inverardi, Bart Roep and Camillo Ricordi



Under the Microscope with Dr. Fraker
For Chris Fraker, Ph.D., finding a cure for diabetes is a personal mission; he's been living with type 1 for 26 years.

Dr. Fraker is spearheading many cutting-edge initiatives aimed at curing diabetes, such as developing ways to deliver oxygen to islets and more.
>> Read Q&A

Chris Fraker, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Surgery and Cell Transplantation at the Diabetes Research Institute
Dr. Chris Fraker 



DRI/F Co-organizes World Stem Cell Summit

This annual Summit, to be held in West Palm Beach this December, is the global stem cell and regenerative medicine community's flagship event.  

>> Learn more    


World Stem Cell Summit 2012 logo



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Living With Diabetes
Cover Dad
Known and loved throughout the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) as Diabetes Dad, our own Tom Karlya, a vice president of the DRIF, graces the cover of the April/May issue of Diabetes Health.


>> Read Tom's article   

A vintage photo of Tom Karlya and his daughter, Kaitlyn.

Tech Talk
DRI's Kellie Rodriguez tells us about the latest technology advances in blood glucose monitors and CGMs.  She also explores the hottest, new diabetes apps with an at-a-glance chart.  Cool!
>> Read about new meters and CGMs
>> Learn about the latest diabetes apps

Diabetes apps can help make your life easier!

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Mom on a Mission
She's a bestselling author, a mother of five, a diabetes advocate, and she's raised
$1.6 million for diabetes research with her Online Auction, which just closed on May 31.  How does she do it? 
>> Read more


Brenda Novak and her son, Thad

Making a Difference Now and in the Future
Did you know that tax exemptions are unified at an all-time high?  We can help you navigate through the 2012 Tax Law Update.  It just might be the best year to make a gift to the DRI.

You can also read about how the Zanes made a planned gift to the DRI.
>> Read up on the 2012 Tax Law Update
>> Read the Zane's personal story

Elaine and Dr. Sheldon Zane

"Don't Do Nothing" This Summer!
Don't laze away summer can organize a family fundraising project to raise funds and awareness for the DRI!

Know any teenagers who are already going above and beyond to help find a cure?  Nominate a Humaniteen today.  We just might feature your teen next!


>> "Learn more about "Don't Do Nothing" and nominating a "Humaniteen"

Humaniteen Julia Gardner with Chris Wragge
Father's Day eCards and more
Send a special gift of hope in honor of your dad or graduate.  We offer attractive eCards for Father's Day and other occasions.
>> View eCards

We offer Congratulations, Speedy Recovery, Birthday and others.

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