Research Programs 2016 Year in Review

2016 Research Programs Year in Review

We have been moving diabetes research forward since we funded our first research grant in 1952. Since that time, we have invested nearly $770 million in more than 4,600 research projects. Without a doubt, this investment has been essential to progress in diabetes care and has contributed to dramatically improved health outcomes for people with diabetes.

In 2016 alone, the Association funded 378 new and continuing research grants and made more than $34.5 million in diabetes research funding available through its four major grant programs: the Core Research Program, the Pathway to Stop Diabetes® Program, Research Co-Support, and Collaborative Targeted Research. These funds supported 351 investigators at 150 leading academic research institutions across the U.S.

The Research Programs 2016 Year in Review summarizes the Association's research efforts and accomplishments for the year. It includes program outcomes and comprehensive portfolio information. The report also features research progress in key topic areas relevant to type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and complications, as well as how research grants support the careers of the brilliant people who pursue innovative ideas to improve lives for people with diabetes.

Read the full American Diabetes Association Research Programs 2016 Year in Review (3.85 MB PDF).

With special thanks for the generous gifts from people who share our passion, we did great work in 2016. With your support now, we can do much more.

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  • Last Reviewed: January 17, 2017
  • Last Edited: January 26, 2017

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