George Eisenbarth, MD, PhD

George Eisenbarth, MD, PhD
University of Colorado

We are sad to note the passing of our friend and colleague, George S. Eisenbarth, M.D., Ph.D., whose invaluable contributions to type 1 diabetes (T1D) research played a significant role in the Brehm Coalition’s formation and leadership. George’s work simply transformed our understanding of the disease. He passed away November 13, 2012, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. 
Up until his death, Dr. Eisenbarth served as the executive director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes and as a professor of pediatrics, medicine, and immunology at the University of Colorado, Denver. He was a founding member of the Brehm Coalition, and we aim to carry on his legacy through our continued efforts to cure T1D. 
Obituaries for Dr. Eisenbarth:

In the Researcher's Words 

“The Brehm Coalition has helped me focus on the development of a pathway that I believe has the potential for logical prevention of type 1 diabetes addressing root cause. Pursuing such a pathway entails risks and detours, but in the Brehm Coalition both are ‘allowed’ and in fact encouraged. A major advantage of the Coalition stems from the quality of the participants, who I never fail to learn from.”