JDRF T1D Fund launches with USD 42 million in commitments
Published on February 17, 2017

JDRF International, our US counterpart, has launched an early-stage investment fund to catalyse development of commercial type 1 diabetes (T1D) therapies. This initiative brings a venture philanthropy model to the fight against T1D. The JDRF T1D Fund is the first and largest investment vehicle devoted to identifying and funding high impact T1D commercial opportunities in active […]

The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, and The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, have today announced the recipients of Innovation Award grants for research into type 1 diabetes. Three bold, promising research projects have been selected and will benefit from $4.5 million in funding from the Type […]

General News

Today, 11 February 2017, is International Day of Women and Girls in Science – an opportunity for all to take a stand for full and equal access to, and participation of, girls and women in science. The United Nations report that girls continue to face stereotypes and social and cultural restrictions, limiting access to education […]

Fifteen senior business leaders cycling 1,000km to join JDRF One Ride
Published on February 10, 2017

A group of Melbourne business leaders will cycle an epic 1,000km over five days from Melbourne to the Barossa Valley, to raise awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, in support of the JDRF One Ride. Led by three cyclists living with T1D, the group includes representatives from Telstra, Bendigo Bank, Byte, Delta Group, […]

Wildcats and Coles are card-carrying JDRF supporters
Published on February 6, 2017

One of the best things about the 1990s — basketball cards —recently got a modern reboot, scoring more than $76,000 for JDRF. The NBL’s Perth Wildcats and supermarket giant, Coles, joined forces to launch the fundraising and awareness campaign benefiting JDRF in October last year. Shoppers at 94 Coles supermarkets in WA were able to purchase exclusive […]

“Let’s make stuff happen”
Published on January 31, 2017

One of the things you notice when meeting Claire is that she seems fearless. She’s not of course, who of us is, really? But she gives that impression. In her words, Claire has done a bit of everything. She works in a Noosa bookshop selling books to “lovely people”, and is mum to nine-year-old Theo […]

JDRF remembers International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore
Published on January 26, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore won hearts by portraying two famous television characters – Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. But for those of us at JDRF and in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community,  we lost an unwavering advocate and amazing friend on 25 January […]

International type 1 diabetes experts converge on Sydney
Published on January 11, 2017

In December, the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) brought together leading national and international experts in type 1 diabetes in Sydney for the 2016 BRIdGE Symposium (Building Research Ideas across Geography and Expertise). This year’s theme was innovation in autoimmunity and complications. A mix of high calibre clinicians, clinical researchers and basic researchers […]

Lab tours take JDRF supporters inside the research
Published on December 8, 2016

We talk to our supporters a lot about the research that’s happening around Australia, but it’s a fairly rare and special experience to actually venture behind the scenes and into the busy labs where the magic is happening. But that’s exactly what’s been going on across Australia during October and November, where JDRF staff in […]