Dr. Jerry Nepom receives 2017 George Eisenbarth Award
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jerry Nepom, Director of the ITN and Member of Benaroya Research Institute, has received the 2017 George Eisenbarth Award, a prestigious honor in recognition of his career in research for type 1 diabetes (T1D). The award was presented to Dr. Nepom at the international Immunology of Diabetes conference, held in San Francisco in January. The award was established in 2013 upon the death of George Eisenbarth, a pioneer in the field of type 1 diabetes. Dr. Marion Rewers, from the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, presented this award to Dr. Nepom, who was cited for contributions as a leader who made major discoveries in the immunology, biomarkers and therapy of T1D. Dr. Nepom delivered a keynote address to the conference outlining strategies for immunotherapy of T1D, dedicated in honor of Dr. Eisenbarth.