Diabetes UK Chief Executive Barbara Young, Chairman of Trustees Professor Sir George Alberti and Director of Research Dr Iain Frame, visited the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine and College of Life Sciences last Friday, to see first-hand the range of research into diabetes that is being carried out.
"We are delighted to welcome Diabetes UK to Dundee and show them the wide range of work we are doing here," said Professor Andrew Morris, Director of the Biomedical Research Institute at Dundee and one of Scotland’s leading clinicians in diabetes.>
University of Dundee Centre of Research
The University is internationally recognised as a major centre of diabetes research, with over 25 teams investigating the condition. Much of the work carried out at Dundee is funded by Diabetes UK.
Diabetes UK funds research
Barbara Young said. "We invest heavily in Dundee and consider it a centre of excellence for diabetes research. Diabetes UK committed over £930,000 in research funding at the university in 2010 alone, bringing our total investment to over £1.9million in the last few years.
"Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK. Therefore, I have enjoyed seeing, at first hand, the cutting edge research and meeting the scientists who could have a huge impact on improving the lives of people with diabetes."