Investing in a cure
Donations to the Diabetes Center’s research efforts underwrite projects that have tremendous potential, but are too new and innovative to be considered for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during the early stages. Investment in bold ideas that challenge conventional wisdom will give our scientists the traction (and pilot data) needed for further funding down the line. Gifts to this area also permit the director of the Diabetes Center to cover research expenses during gaps in funding cycles. This ensures that promising studies do not halt midstream due to a lack of short-term funding.
Faculty Recruitment and Retention
UCSF has a robust core group of faculty and staff who are deeply focused on diabetes research and care. The retention of this team and the strategic recruitment of additional scientific and clinical leaders are essential to achieving the new scientific breakthroughs required to cure the disease
Clinical Trials Research
The Diabetes Center at UCSF is one of the world leaders in developing and spearheading clinical trials of diabetes interventions. Gifts to our clinical trials research endeavors enable us to organize and conduct our trials.
Educational Innovations and Outreach
Gifts to the Diabetes Teaching Center and to our adult and pediatric clinics enable us to continuously develop new self-management tools for diabetes patients and to enhance our outreach efforts in the community.
As technology continues to evolve, our team must remain at the forefront of the most advanced tools with which to conduct their research.