Former UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to become an Ambassador for JDRF helping to promote its global research projects.
The politician, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in later life, will champion the charity’s groundbreaking research including the Connect Immune Research initiative.
This project brings together researchers from across many autoimmune conditions to uncover the common threads in their work – meaning reduced costs, and more new treatments, faster.
Mrs May said: “Connect Immune Research is an example of the pioneering innovation that makes our UK scientific research community so globally renowned. It represents a different way of working across research disciplines, collaborating over shared goals. Innovative approaches like this will help the medical research sector adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
“The UK’s medical research charities are vital to making the UK a world leader in science and research, investing £1.9 billion into medical research last year, and giving a voice to people with conditions such as type 1 diabetes.”
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