About FDR
The Foundation for Diabetes Research was founded in July 1999 by former members of the North Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
The mission of the Foundation for Diabetes Research is to support research aimed at a cure for diabetes and prevention of its severe complications. Research programs will be selected by a peer review process.
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Current Grants

Since our inception in 1999, the Foundation for Diabetes Research (FDR) has raised over $7 million to support cutting-edge diabetes research. FDR is currently funding 2 large, multi-year grants from top diabetes researchers whose work may lead to future advances and therapies for type 1 diabetes. These grants include funding (1) an insulinoma biorepository, which is a frozen tissue bank of rare, often benign tumors of pancreatic beta cells which overproduce insulin (Dr Andy Stewart, Mt Sinai Hospital, NYC), and (2) the study of how to protect and improve the survival of transplanted beta cells (Dr Qizhi Tang, University of California at San Francisco; funding in partnership with the American Diabetes Association).


  1. Dr. Howard Davidson has received an FDR grant to fund research of immune changes in the honeymoon period at the single cell level. Such tumors may provide insights into how beta cells replicate and may, among other potential possibilities, provide drug targets for future therapies aimed at increasing beta cell numbers. The current paucity of validated mechanistic biomarkers is a major impediment to satisfying this critical need. Robust markers that can be used clinically to optimize patient selection, and to provide real time measures of efficacy, or predict outcomes, would likely increase the success rate of future clinical trials. This is particularly important given the growing appreciation that T1D is much more heterogenous than was previously realized, and consequent appreciation that once disease is established a “one size fits all” strategy may not work.This research is aligned with FDR’s mission to fund research aimed towards eventually finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. 

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Please print this form, make check payable to “FDR” and mail to:

The Foundation for Diabetes Research
513 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 220
Livingston, NJ 07039

Or, pay through PayPal or credit card below.

FDR is a non-profit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Membership Level

Your donation will go a long way toward making life better for those with diabetes. Please join our fund raising efforts to help the 16 million people who suffer with this disease.

E-mail The Foundation for Diabetes Research if you would like to be added to the mailing list.


How can I volunteer and help FDR fund research to find a cure for diabetes?

  • Join our Spring Walk committee
  • Join our Harvest for Hope Fall Fashion Show Committee
  • Join one of our future event committees
  • Help at the FDR Office in Livingston


If there are any teens with diabetes who would like to baby-sit for families with young kids with diabetes, please let us know by sending an E-mail to [email protected] or by calling (973) 994-1972.

Contact us and we will be glad to let you know how you can make a difference.


FDR is happy to offer Tribute Cards. They come in packages of 5 for $25.00 and 12 for $50.00. We have cards “In honor of…” and “In memory of …” and cards that are blank inside. Or you can make a donation to FDR in an amount of your choice and a tribute card will be sent in acknowledgement. Please contact our office to purchase your tribute cards.

Phone: (973) 994-1972 or by email: [email protected]. We only accept credit card transactions for purchases over $25.

Call the office or download order forms here (.pdf format) for individual cards or packets of cards to send out from home.

(If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, download it now. )

For Special Occasions

Inside of card: “A contribution has been made to the Foundation for Diabetes Research In honor of — By –.

To Acknowledge a Loss

Inside of card: “A contribution has been made to the Foundation for Diabetes Research In memory of — By –.

Blank cards (two designs available – please specify)

Write your own personal message.

Governing Bodies

 2019-2020 Foundation for Diabetes Research Governing Bodies

Executive Board

  • President (through 2019) & Grant Committee Co-Chair: Michael Wallock*
  • President-Elect: Nancy Rosenfield
  • VP Corporate Outreach: Brian Hendry
  • VP Membership & Outreach: Susan Baron
  • VP Membership & Outreach: Regina Hanna
  • VP Business Operations: Nurit Gans*
  • Treasurer: Darryl Novak
  • Grant Committee Co-Chair: Audrey Wallock

Board of Trustees

  • Sheila Appel
  • David Bleich, MD
  • Maria Breslin
  • Michael Davis
  • Sydney Davis
  • Jeffrey Dollinger
  • Fern Gartenhaus
  • Leonard Gerstle
  • Reesa Greenwald*
  • Jeri Karpen
  • David Kay*
  • Felicia Levy
  • Shelly Meister
  • Julie-Ann Miller
  • Susan Nicoll
  • Nicole Pilek
  • Ofer Steinberg
  • Marj Steinfeld
  • Margaret Szura
  • Lori Taylor
  • Kyle Weisholtz
  • Roseann Wexler

Grant Review Committee

  • Michael Wallock – Co-Chair
  • Audrey Wallock – Co-Chair
  • Susan Baron
  • David Bleich, MD
  • Michael Davis
  • Nurit Gans
  • Regina Hanna
  • Brian Hendry
  • Gary Meininger
  • Shelly Meister
  • Neil Pearl
  • Teresa Naing
  • Dr. Sridhar Nambi

*Past President