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JDRF Appoints Jennifer L. Jones Associate Executive Director JDRF Greater Missouri and Southern Illinois Chapter has named Jennifer L. Jones as its first Associate Executive Director. Jones most recently has been an independent consultant to local nonprofits and served as the Director of Donor Engagement for the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation. She is a […]
Keeping us on our toes Everybody is ready to pitch in and do their part at JDRF’s Greater Iowa Chapter. That’s because JDRF is a well-managed organization in general, but also because Craig Hansen recently completed his term as the Chapter’s Board President. He explains, “Since our Chapter had already achieved much success prior to my […]
Celebrating Those Who Make a Difference In 2012, our country established a well-deserved observance of National Volunteer Week by calling upon Americans to volunteer in service projects and pledge to make service a part of their daily lives. As we celebrate this week from April 6-12, 2014, we honor those who have selflessly dedicated themselves […]
Thank Congress for $150 million renewal of type 1 diabetes research funding JDRF is pleased to report that Congress has approved a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). SDP funding has helped realize some of the most groundbreaking advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research possible. JDRF advocates have played an integral role […]
Relaying the Research One thing we can all agree on – T1D is a complicated disease. It is not easy for the general public to understand and the science behind the research is sometimes difficult to explain. But it is vital that we get the word out: JDRF is funding research that will improve the […]
JDRF’s Thomas P. Brobson Captivates St. Louis Audiences With Diabetes Research Updates (Photos by Dave Myers) Living with T1D (type 1 diabetes) for 10 years puts Thomas P. Brobson, JDRF’s national director of research investment opportunities, in the unique position to effectively communicate JDRF’s cutting edge research and development activities. JDRF Greater Missouri and Southern […]
Updated criteria could open new possibilities for intervention before symptoms appear JDRF is leading a pertinent discussion in the diabetes field about what defines a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D). At the 14th Annual Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium today, Richard Insel, M.D., JDRF’s chief scientific officer, reviewed evidence supporting the need to […]
A warm embrace Kathy Stewart doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. No Mentor Program? She’ll start one! Need the Outreach Program to grow? She’ll do it! Or maybe you just need a compassionate ear after being newly diagnosed with T1D. She’ll give you her undivided attention. Ever since Kathy’s grandson Marston was diagnosed with T1D at just 14 […]
Check out this resume: Founder of Zip the Cure, JDRF Youth Ambassador, Walk to Cure Diabetes participant, Trial Net liaison, Promise to Remember Me Campaign advocate, JDRF Children’s Congress delegate, and regular public speaker on living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s hard to believe that someone could offer so much before the age of […]
Brian McIntosh is the kind of good-natured person who is often heard saying, “What needs to be done? Just tell me.” Driven by the JDRF mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), he is always the first one to step in when help is needed. He motivates others by demonstrating the value of service to his community.