Diabetes Breakthroughs Spurred by 

Worldwide nPOD Research Collaborationalberto

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nPOD is pleased to announce that Dr. Alberto Pugliese at the University of Miami has been awarded a three-year grant for a total of $3,300,000 for the George S. Eisenbarth nPOD Award for Team Science. This grant will be used to expand the activities and science supported by JDRF.

For the full press release from the Helmsley Charitable Trust , please click here .


Our scientists are not locatedin one lab,on one campus,or in one country…


We are united in one goal, to cure type 1 diabetes.


One Life
One Gift
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nPOD Annual Meeting 2015

The JDRF nPOD 7th Annual Scientific Meeting is scheduled for February 22-25, 2015 at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St Pete Beach, Florida.

With world-renowned speakers and presenters, we look forward to this event. For a link to the .pdf document of the tentative agenda, please click here.

Though space if limited, if you have been accepted for a poster or oral presentation and have not yet filled out your registration form, please click here.


Availability of Retired Cases for Assay Validation and Generation of Preliminary Data

The JDRF nPOD has now available a couple of cases that have been retired for distribution to research projects, but can be used for assay validation or generation of preliminary data. Reasonable amounts of materials can be requested, using the tissue request formThese specimens are available to approved nPOD investigators and to investigators who do not yet have a project approved by nPOD. For example, such specimens could be used to validate an antibody stain in human pancreas, when the investigator has not yet examined human tissues. When requesting such tissues, please provide a short justification and specify quantities, again using the tissue request form is preferable.

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Shannon WalletInvestigator Spotlight:

Shannon Wallet, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Periodontology
University of Florida

The JDRF-nPOD Scientists Who Seek the Cure for T1D

Each month, we highlight one of the nPOD investigators. Thanks to the fundraising of all the JDRF chapters, these scientists are able to have access to nPOD samples for their work. We’ll let them introduce themselves, tell you about their research, and their lives.

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