JDRF Research Awards

The JDRF Rumbough Award
The JDRF David Rumbough Award, established in 1974 by actress Dina Merrill in honor of her late son, David, acknowledges an individual who has made outstanding achievements in the field of type 1 diabetes that have significantly accelerated the JDRF mission.

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The George Eisenbarth Award
The George Eisenbarth Award for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention recognizes researchers who have made great contributions to preventing T1D. Established in 2013, this award is named for esteemed diabetes researcher George S. Eisenbarth, M.D., Ph.D., who provided the foundation for predicting T1D and identifying novel approaches toward prevention and cures.

View past Eisenbarth Award recipients here

The Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, M.D., Excellence in Clinical Research Award
The Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, M.D., Excellence in Clinical Research Award is named in honor of JDRF’s International Chairman, Mary Tyler Moore and her husband, S. Robert Levine, M.D., for their extraordinary commitment to JDRF’s mission. Established in 2004, this award recognizes leaders and innovators of outstanding clinical and translational T1D research.

View past Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, M.D., Excellence in Clinical Research Award recipients here

The Dr. Robert Goldstein Award
The Dr. Robert Goldstein Award was established in 2018 to honor the late Dr. Robert Goldstein, who played a key role in developing JDRF’s Research Department and serving as chief scientific officer for JDRF International and JDRF Canada for over two decades. Dr. Goldstein was a champion of JDRF’s training grants program, so this Award recognizes notable early career T1D researchers who show great promise for future work in the field.

View past Goldstein Award recipients here

(Historic) The JDRF Grodsky Award
The Gerold and Kayla Grodsky Basic Research Scientist Award, established in 1993 by a gift from Gerold and Kayla Grodsky, recognizes a basic research scientist who has made outstanding pioneering contributions to type 1 diabetes research.  JDRF established the award to honor the contributions of Dr. Grodsky’s diabetes research at the University of California at San Francisco over four decades.  The award is a check presented annually to a Ph.D. researcher.

View past Grodsky Award recipients here

Reviewer Thank You

JDRF is strongly committed to conducting extensive peer review prior to funding any research project. Peer review is an indispensable resource for operating the world’s largest and most highly regarded public T1D research program. JDRF wishes to thank all the peer reviewers who help JDRF evaluate research proposals.

View the message to and list of our peer reviewers here