Sep 27

Taking Shots at Type 1: How Research From BGU Is Helping Children With Diabetes

Houston, Texas

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Prof. Eli C. Lewis
Director, Clinical Islet Laboratory; Chair, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology; Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Four Leaf Towers West Party Room
5110 San Felipe
Houston, Texas 77056
Event Hosts
Sara and Jerrad Bloom
Dr. Riva Collins
Elizabeth and David Grzebinski
Lisa and Michael Sachs

R.S.V.P. to Deborah Bergeron at or 713-522-8284 by September 19, 2017

Prof. Eli C. Lewis, Ph.D., Ilse Katz Career Development Chair in Health Sciences Research at BGU, is breaking new ground in seeking a cure for type 1 diabetes. His work focuses on improving the survival and function of insulin-producing cells. He and his team recently discovered a common, easily accessible drug that can protect the cells, which reverses diabetes and restores glucose control. Three clinical trials have recently been completed. This profound discovery has now been extended to allow successful pancreatic islet cell transplants from animals to people with type 1 diabetes. Prof. Lewis has been awarded prestigious research grants by several foundations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Israel Science Foundation.