Father’s Day Council Tucson Endowed Chair for Type 1 Diabetes Research
Funding needed to complete the chair: $2 million
Amount raised as of 2014: Approximately $1.65 million
For nearly 20 years, Father’s Day Council Tucson (FDC) has supported improving the lives of children with type 1 diabetes.
FDC has made an ambitious commitment by establishing the Father’s Day Council Tucson Endowed Chair for Type 1 Diabetes.
The endowed chair will support type 1 diabetes training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows. In addition, post-doctoral fellows and graduate student researchers will receive support for their type 1 diabetes studies. And the endowment will enhance existing clinical programs and services at the Angel Wing for Children with Diabetes.
Once completed, theFather’s Day Council Tucson Endowed Chair for Type 1 Diabetes Research, will enable Dr. Ghishan to recruit the highest caliber of scientist with expertise in pediatric endocrinolog to conduct type 1 diabetes research and oversee additional research projects at the Steele Center.