The objectives of the scientists and clinicians affiliated with this Center are to improve the quality of life of type 1 diabetes patients through:

  • Understanding the genetic basis of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Understanding the immunological processes underlying autoimmunity against the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas
  • Learning what factors make the beta cell a target
  • Defining better biomarkers for type 1 diabetes to identify those at risk and monitor those undergoing therapeutic intervention

We pursue these objectives with the conviction that our efforts will improve patient care and contribute to curing juvenile diabetes. We invite you to learn more about our benefactor, our research and clinical endeavors and welcome your support and involvement.

Our website provides an overview to both the public and the scientific community of our investigators, research, publications, current events and educational links. Whether you are a patient, family member, diabetes researcher, clinician, patient advocate, or a contributor, we welcome you to The Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes at The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Martin J. Hessner, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, The Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes


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