Stanford University is one of twenty-five type 1 diabetes TrialNet International Clinical Centers at the forefront of type 1 diabetes research. Led by Darrell Wilson, MD, the TrialNet team at Stanford University is dedicated to preventing type 1 diabetes and stopping disease progression by preserving insulin production before and after diagnosis.
Starting with his initial training as an electrical engineer, Dr. Darrell Wilson has applied technology to improve the care of children and adolescents with endocrine problems, particularly emphasizing technology in carbohydrate abnormalities.
A Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, he is an internationally known clinical researcher concentrating in the area of pediatric diabetes and has published over 300 peer reviewed articles and chapters. He has been the Principal Investigator at Stanford University for TrialNet since its inception. He is a co-investigator on the NIH funded, multi-center Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet). Over the past decade, this group has been devoted to testing how new technology such as glucose sensors can help children with diabetes, and has been extraordinarily productive. Further, he is a co-investigator on a number of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation funded clinical investigations devoted to the development of artificial pancreas.
Dr Wilson is a key member of Stanford University’s clinical research infrastructure, serving as the Chair of one of Stanford’s IRB panels as well as a member on the NIH funded CTRU advisory committee. At Stanford, he helps coordinates the clinical care for about 800 children and adolescents with diabetes. As an educator, he teachs medical students, residents, fellows, and clinical researchers across the Stanford campus and serve as an Associate Program Director for the Stanford University Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship training program.
Trudy Esrey, RD, CDE
Nora Arrizon Ruiz
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