We're looking forward to participating in the 50th annual Miami Winter Symposium, which starts today through January 25 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. This year focuses on “Diabetes: Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Therapies“ and will showcase the advanced research and work of the Diabetes Research Institute.

DRI Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi will give the Symposium’s opening lecture on “Resetting...
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50th Miami Winter Symposium is January 22-25 | Miller School of Medicine | University of Miami

Happy Saturday! If you're in the Long Island area in March, make sure to save the date for the fun-filled 2017 Kids' Carnival for a Cure benefiting the DRI.

Celebrate the hero in all of us March 5, 2017 at Dave & Buster's in Westbury, NY. More info: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This week, the DRI and DRI Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi welcomed members of the University of Miami Citizens Board for a “lunch & learn” session. They toured the Molecular Immunology and Immunoengineering labs, spoke with several of our scientists, and saw first hand what exciting work is being done to reach a biological cure for diabetes at the DRI.

Established in 1946, The Citizens Board...
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DiabetesMine.com has compiled this great annual overview - which recaps the Diabetes Research Institute's milestones from 2016 and maps out our 2017 research goals - including new clinical trials and other advancements in our work toward reaching a biological cure for diabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy Orgs: 2016 Milestones + 2017 Goals

Here’s a unique and beautiful way to support and display your commitment to a cure! Grown owner & d-mom Shannon Allen teamed up with Kendra Scott to design this "Walker" necklace as a symbol of her story and all others affected by diabetes -- with proceeds from every piece sold going to the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute. The limited-edition necklace will debut in Miami...
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We want to thank d-mom and Grown owner Shannon Allen for always doing her part to help the d-community. She will be co-hosting a Kendra Scott Miami Grand Opening Party benefiting the DRI at Brickell City Centre, January 27, 2017 -- with proceeds from sales going toward supporting our work toward a diabetes cure.

Shannon and her husband Ray Allen - whose young son Walker has type 1 diabetes -...
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New year, same mission. #CureDiabetes
Only a few hours left in 2016. Thank you so much for your support this and every year.
LAST DAY to join our Match Challenge!

Every dollar you donate today will double thanks to the Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation -- which is matching all gifts to the DRI up to $400,000! Double Your Gift Here: [ Bit.ly Link ]


Last Day to Double Your Gift & Help the DRI Reach its Match Goal!

TWO DAYS left to join our Match Challenge!* This funding will go to a critical research area for reaching a biological diabetes cure: Supply. Check out how Drs. Juan Dominguez-Bendala, Ricardo Pastori and their team are working toward creating an unlimited supply of insulin-producing cells in this article from March.

*Your gift DOUBLES when you donate now through December 31 here: [ Bit.ly...
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Press Releases: Reprogramming Islets With BMP-7

Congratulations to Miami Marlins Pitcher Dustin McGowan who was named the 2016 Hutch Award recipient. A very well-deserved honor to a person who has been an inspiration in the diabetes community and advocate for those - who like him and his 7-year-old daughter McKensy - are living with type 1 diabetes.

For the last 52 years, this award has been given to an MLB player who exemplifies the...
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Former Tide pitcher wins Hutch Award

FOUR days left in our Match Challenge!

Now until December 31, 2016 the Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation is matching all gifts to the DRI up to $400,000! That means your donation - which will support a critical need for cell supply -- will be worth DOUBLE if you give before the deadline.

Help move this innovative work forward here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Join our Match Challenge by December 31 & Help Multiply Cell Supply!

We hope you all enjoy this special time of the year with your loved ones.
Here's a recap of the NY Real Estate Division of Diabetes Research Institute's 33rd annual Empire Ball benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) last week. Nearly 1,000 members of the metropolitan real estate and construction community united to raise $1.25 million to help DRI scientists' work to cure diabetes. Since its inception, the Empire Ball has raised $36 million for diabetes...
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Photo Gallery: Empire Ball

You did it, everyone! You helped us surpass our $100,000 Match goal before the end of the year! And because of your dedication, the Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation has offered to increase their commitment by matching all gifts up to $400,000.

That means your donation - which will support a critical need for cell supply -- will still be worth DOUBLE if you give before the deadline of...
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Beyond Type 1 delivers another great & educational guide about type 1 diabetes, just in time for holiday gatherings. From questions / comments to avoid to how to help a relative with T1D in case of an emergency -- they've got you covered.

The Friends & Family Guide to Type 1 Diabetes - Beyond Type 1

“We need to all work together...We need people from the media, artists, performers and communication leaders to help. Together we can make a difference.” - Dr. Camillo Ricordi

DRI Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi Receives Advocacy Award | Miller School of Medicine | University of Miami

We're almost there! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to help us get closer to our $100,000 Match Challenge goal.

Now through December 31, 2016, the Fred & Mabel R. Parks Foundation is matching every dollar donated to the Diabetes Research Institute -- up to $100,000! Match funding will support DRI scientists' work to develop an unlimited source of insulin-producing cells. Join...
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Q&A with Dr. Juan Domínguez Bendala