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August 2014 

DRI BioHub: Progress Continues
The DRI has launched a pilot clinical trial to test the omentum as a possible transplant site for a BioHub.

The DRI has received FDA approval to proceed with a pilot trial that will test the omentum as a potential site in the body for a DRI BioHub.  DRI scientists will transplant insulin-producing islet cells within a biodegradable scaffold, one of the platforms initially considered for a BioHub.  Learn more about pilot clinical trials and watch the latest episode of DRI tv.

PEP Talk: Parenting Roles After Diagnosis
Iacocca Foundation

It really is true that it takes a team to care for and support a kid (and a family) with type 1 diabetes.  But what happens when parents have very different styles of solving diabetes-related challenges?  The PEP Squad's Dr. Gary Levenston offers up a few ideas to help you and your family reach your fullest potential of harmony, stability and happiness.  Read more

NEW: Ways to Give
The DRI has launched a pilot clinical trial to test the omentum as a possible transplant site for a BioHub.
The DRI has launched a pilot clinical trial to test the omentum as a possible transplant site for a BioHub.

AmazonSmile
Love shopping on Amazon.com?  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!

#powerofone
How much power does one person have?  The power to turn one into one million!  Learn how you can support this campaign created by Jonathan Berman, a teenager with type 1, who aims to raise $1 million through ONE DOLLAR donations.  Please support the Power of One by contributing $1 and asking at least one person to do the same.

Leave a Legacy: Virtually Anyone Can Make a Planned Gift
DRI's Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., appointed to NIH Council on Councils

Rick Tonkinson, a certified financial planner and DRIF board member, talks about his emotional connection to the DRI family and how most people can afford to make a planned gift in support of a favorite charity even if they are planning to provide for family members.  Read Rick's personal story (pictured with his wife, Margarita) and check out his answers to your Top 6 Planned Giving Questions.

Workplace Giving: Campaigns Start in Fall
DRI's Dr. Giacomo Lanzoni

Many employers encourage employees to support charitable organizations through workplace giving campaigns.  These gifts are tax deductible and can be made through a payroll deduction program.  For participants in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), our number is #11149.  We are also listed under the Health First  America's Charities Federation.  For United Way campaigns, you can utilize the write-in feature.  Read more

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