Graciele Uribe, a 63-year-old grandmother from San Luis, Ariz., had trouble breathing and walking. Her body filled with fluid and she suffered multiple heart attacks and failed bypass surgeries. Without a new heart, Uribe faced certain death.
Dr. Klearchos Papas, professor of surgery at the University of Arizona, has been awarded more than $100,000 by JDRF for research that could help pave the way for new and improved therapies for patients with Type 1 diabetes. JDRF is the world's largest charitable funder of Type 1 diabetes research.