FDC Funding Recipient: The University of Arizona Steele Children's Research Center
The UA Steele Children's Research Center is one of the prestigious Centers of Excellence within the
At the UA Steele Center, autoimmune diseases—including type 1 diabetes—are a top priority for research, education and clinical care. So far, Father's Day Council Tucson has raised about $3.7 million to support the Steele Center's work in type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong, incurable autoimmune disease that occurs when a child's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Currently, more than 800 Tucson-area children live with and manage their type 1 diabetes, and benefit from the impact made by Father's Day Council Tucson!
Funds raised from Father's Day Council Tucson supports the Steele Center's type 1 diabetes program in the following ways:
Father's Day Council Tucson Endowed Chair for Type 1 Diabetes
Nearly completed, the $2 million endowed chair will enable the Steele Center to recruit a world-class physician-scientist to conduct basic science research and lead the center's type 1 diabetes research program.
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program
This program has enabled the Steele Center to hire a fellow for three years of sub-specialty training in pediatric endocrinology research and clinical care.
Ongoing research studies: