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Co-Discoverers of the Core Technology

Lawrence Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Advisor - Professor of Surgery & Medicine and Director of Surgical Research at McGill University and Director of the Division of Surgical Research at McGill University, and the A.G. Thompson Chair of Surgical Research at the McGill University Health Center. .

Recognized national/International authority on pancreatic islet cell survival, growth and regeneration. Over two decades of experience in diabetes care including pancreas transplantation and islet cell neogenesis. Rosenberg is the author of more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and has received support for his research from agencies such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and the Stem Cell Network of Canada.

Arthur Vinik, M.D., Ph.D., FCP, FACP
Scientific Advisor is currently Director of the Strelitz Diabetes Research Institute and Professor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Vinik has an international reputation for his research and has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is recognized as a pioneer in diabetes research for regeneration and neuropathy. Dr. Vinik was a member of the National Institute of Health General Clinical Research Center Study Section and the NIH Data Management Committee.


Leading Diabetes Researchers

John Buse, MD, PhD is currently Professor of Medicine, Director, Diabetes Care Center. Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine,Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His research interests focus on developing prevention and treatment strategies for type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and their complications. He has authored more than 100 publications and is involved in numerous multicenter clinical trials. Dr. Buse served as President for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2008/09.

Jay Skyler, M.D. Scientific Advisor Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, & Psychology and Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of Miami. Chairman of the NIH (NIDDK)-sponsored T1 Diabetes TrialNet, a nationwide network conducting clinical trials to interdict T1 diabetes. He has served the American Diabetes Association in many capacities including as ADA President. Dr. Skyler served as President for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 1991/2.

John Lachin, Sc.D. Scientific Advisor Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, George Washington University. Received ADA's Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Diabetes. Globally recognized as one of the premiere biostatisticians in the world.

Jerry Palmer, M.D. Scientific Advisor Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition Section Head, University of Washington - Puget Sound Health Care System. Prominent leader in the genetic, immunologic, and metabolic components of the diabetes disease process in antibody positive type 2 patients which affects approximately 20-30 percent of the type 2 diabetes population.

Robert Ratner, M.D. Scientific Advisor Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, MedStar Research Institute. Principal Investigator /Committee Member for the Diabetes Prevention Program of the NIH (on sabbatical)

 

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