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:
“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.”