July 2007 eUpdate
In fruit flies, it's not diabetes, it's "flyabetes"...
Assistant Professor Eric Rulifson, Ph.D., doesn’t mind that fruit flies have no pancreas. He thinks they can still help his research team determine how animals develop insulin-secreting islet cells and, one day, help establish a new source of islets for transplantation. [more]
Alan Lefkof - Shifting gears on diabetes
As a busy executive of a NASDAQ technology company Netopia, Inc., Alan Lefkof didn’t think he had time for a diabetes management class lasting several days. The experience of the Diabetes Teaching Center's intensive workshop changed his life and put him back in control of his own health. [more]
News & Notes
Diabetes Center's German receives 2007 JDRF Scholar Award
Diabetes Center Associate Director Michael German, M.D., professor in the UCSF Department of Medicine and the Justine K. Schreyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research, was named a 2007 JDRF Scholar – the second year in a row that a Diabetes Center researcher has received this award.
Diabetes Teaching Center educator receives Ambulatory Care nursing award
It is not just Marlene Bedrich’s patients who love her, but also her professional colleagues at the Diabetes Teaching Center – so much so that they nominated her for ambulatory care nurse of the year award, an honor she received during Nurses’ Week in May.
Diabetes Center laboratory staff moving from bench to blackboard
Several Diabetes Center senior research associates were doing their own version of passing the baton – or pipette – this summer as they prepared to enter prestigious graduate research or medical school programs.
Hear Dr. Mark Anderson's appearance on KQED's "Forum" with Michael Krasny
The Diabetes Center's Mark Anderson appeared on KQED to discuss type 1 and 2 diabetes in children, the SEARCH study, and prevention programs for type 1 including TrialNet. Listen online!
The Diabetes Center at UCSF is among the premier institutions for clinical trials of emerging therapies in diabetes. Numerous clinical trials in type 1 and 2 diabetes are now underway!
Interested in participating? A sample of our trials currently enrolling patients:
Islet transplantation with Raptiva, for type 1 diabetes
Seeking volunteers 18 and older, with type 1 diabetes and weighing less than 175 lbs
For more opportunities, visit the Clinical Trials section of our website, or contact Kathleen Fraser, our Clinical Trials Recruitment Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.