Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology Metabolism & Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a 2017 Career Development Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Millman, also an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will use the $750,000 grant to continue his work on new approaches for treating diabetes. He and his colleagues have developed a six-step process for generating functional, insulin-secreting beta cells from human stem cells. The eventual hope is to be able to use a person’s own stem cells to produce cells that secrete insulin when glucose levels rise, potentially helping patients with diabetes keep blood sugar levels in check without the need for insulin injections.
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