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Professor Colin Dayan presented with the 2023 JDRF Rumbough Award

The award recognises Professor Dayan’s remarkable accomplishments in type 1 diabetes research.
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Odette Myall 18 April 2024

Professor Colin Dayan at Cardiff University, working on immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes cure research

The JDRF David Rumbough Award acknowledges an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of type 1 diabetes that have significantly accelerated our mission.

A leader in type 1 immunotherapy research

For over 20 years, Professor Dayan has been a leader in type 1 immunotherapy research, and his work has been central to our research strategy and overall mission. He is leading efforts to bring teplizumab, the first disease-modifying therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to Europe and the UK, which would expand treatment options.

Bringing the research community together

He is a leading member of the JDRF-funded UK Type 1 Diabetes Research Consortium, through which he has brought the research community together to accelerate critical research, leverage collective resources, and collaborate to improve type 1 clinical trial delivery.

Currently, Professor Dayan serves as chair of Clinical Diabetes and Metabolism and head of section at Cardiff University School of Medicine and as part-time senior clinical researcher in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford.

A profound impact

JDRF Chief Scientific Officer Sanjoy Dutta, Ph.D says: “Professor Dayan has played a significant role in advancing disease-modifying therapies for type 1 diabetes that will continue to have a profound impact on the global type 1 research community and those who are affected by the condition. JDRF is proud to honour Professor Dayan for his indelible contributions and work that supports and furthers our mission.”

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