U of I Diabetes Research Center
Diabetes is a significant
problem among veterans,
which is why the Illinois
Foundation felt it was
necessary, to pair with a
top university and look
into this disease.
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation donated $40,000 to the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana for the start of a diabetes research program. The Illinois AMVETS has recognized this growing problem, and is working with Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski, Associate Professor of Nutrition, to implement a research program.
The Illinois AMVETS Diabetes Education Research Program has:
- Awarded four scholarships for graduate students working in diabetes education research.
Provided support for students to attend diabetes continuing education programs.
Created awareness programs.
Conducted a needs assessment to bring diabetes education to those that need it most.