Diabetes Five Year Functional Cure Plan Announced December 8, 2004

Washington Square Health Foundation Sponsors Dinner on December 8, 2004 to Announce the Results of the Chicago Project’s International Conference, A Five Year Scientific Plan to Develop a Functional Cure for Diabetes.

Dr. Jose Oberholzer presents the initial results of an International Conference of Diabetic Researchers, sponsored by The University of Illinois at Chicago, Medical College and funded by the Washington Square Health Foundation, held in October2004, entitled the Chicago Project, A Five Year Plan to Develop a Functional Cure for Diabetes, as Mr. Bill Wiley, Washington Square Director, and Dr. Kathleen Pietschmann, Foundation Consultant, listen intently.
More than 60 people attended the Chicago Project dinner, including UIC surgeon, Enrico Benedetti, MD (Left), UIC College of Medicine (Rear) Dean, Joseph Flaherty, MD, Northbrook Energy COO, Stephen Sinclair, and his wife, Francesca.
Attending the dinner and helping to host the dinner, sponsored by the Washington Square Health Foundation to introduce the Chicago Project to area business leaders, is Sunny Wirtz, Vice President of the Foundation (Left). Pictured with her are Wirtz Corporation CEO, William W. Wirtz, and his wife, Alice.
Angelo P. Creticos, MD, President of the Washington Square Health Foundation, (Left) at the Chicago Project dinner discusses the project’s promise with Betul Hatipoglu, MD, Assistant Professor of Diabetes and Metabolism, and Jose Oberholzer, MD, Director of Cell and Pancreas Transplantation at UIC and Chicago Project Coordinator.
UIC College of Medicine Dean, Joseph Flaherty, MD (Left), and Washington Square Health Foundation’s Executive Director, Howard Nochumson, discuss the Chicago Project’s goal of finding a functional cure for diabetes in the next five years during the project’s kick-off dinner.
Robert and Diane Dow of Joliet and Thomas Layden, MD, Head of the Department of Medicine at UIC (Left), were among the interested guests at the Chicago Project dinner.

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