ISPAD Fellowships 2014 - awarded

Every year ISPAD members have a chance to apply for an ISPAD Fellowship. International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes gives 2 fellowships, that are intended to cover travel and living expenses during the time of the research project. The competition this year was really good and ISPAD Executive Committee received excellent appliactions rendering the choice difficult! After intensive discussion it was decided to award:

  • Yong-Syu Lee from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College, who will run the research project (related to his PhD work) 'Study of the role of RNA-based technologies for improving β-cell mass in type 1 diabetes' at the Laboratory of Pediatrics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Pediatric Endocrinology Unit, Brussels, Belgium. With the cooperation of host supervisor - Phillipe Lysy.

Yong-Syu Lee will do the research with the support of the ISPAD Research Fellowship, that is designed to cover expenses for a 6 month’s (or longer) visit in an ISPAD member’s centre and can be applied for by ISPAD members (under 40 years old) who wish to study or carry out diabetes related research at a recognized centre of excellence. The funding is 25,000 USD.

  • Dr. S. Ramkumar, MD, DM, Junior Consultant in the Department of Paediatrics, Apollo Children's Hospital, Chennai, India, who will visit Dr Craig Jefferies, Clinical Director and Paediatric Endocrinologist in Starship Childrens Health, Auckland, New Zealand.

With a support of the Allan Drash Clinical Fellowship (5,000 USD intended for spending time - approx. 6 weeks at an ISPAD centre of excellence to learn for example programmatic issues, clinical care, setting up a program or learning how to set up a clinical study, applicant requirements: ISPAD member below age 45).

* Pictures presents Terry Piloya and Antoinette Moran (ISPAD Alan Drash Fellowship Winners in 2013) with the host of the 39th ISPAD Annual Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013 - Gun Forsander and Ragnar Hanas.