2023 Gateway Award Recipients

Please join us in Congratulating the newly funded 2023 NIH NIDDK HIRN Gateway Investigators. This initiative is designed to support a robust pipeline of innovative projects and talented new investigators in T1D research.

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NIH Sponsored Webinars

  • NIDDK and NIDDK Central Repository are hosting a data-centric challenge with the goal of generating an “AI-ready” dataset that can be used for future data challenges and to produce methods that can be used to enhance the AI-readiness of NIDDK data. Participants will enhance data on T1D available through the NIDDK Central Repository from the TEDDY and TrialNet studies.

    Phase 1 open until November 30, 2023.
    Challenge runs from December 1, 2023 – January 10, 2024.

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NIH NIDDK Funding Opportunities

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HIRN 2023 Trainee PRESENTATION Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following three trainees who received an award at the 2023 Annual Investigator Meeting for their oral presentation. Award recipients were selected solely based on evaluations by HIRN members on their presentations at the Annual Investigator Meeting. 

 

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HIRN 2023 Trainee POSTER Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following seven trainees who received an award at the 2023 Annual Investigator Meeting for their scientific poster. Award recipients were selected solely based on evaluations by HIRN members on their presentations at the Annual Investigator Meeting. 

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Year 5 & Year 6 Executive Summary Report

The HIRN Year 5 & Year 6 Executive Summary Report is now available online! The report reflects significant HIRN breakthroughs, developments and advancements across the entire network. This 2-year report reflects activity from October 2018 through September 2020.

Cover Image: Dan Huh, Univ. Pennsylvania, CHIB Stanger UG3. A cross-sectional view of a vascularized three-dimensional biomimetic device visualized by scanning electron microscopy. A micro-capillary is seen in cross-section along with a functional pericyte (upper right) and surrounding matrix.

 

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HUMAN ISLET RESEARCH NETWORK MISSION

To better understand how human beta cells are lost in Type 1 Diabetes and to find innovative strategies to protect or replace functional beta cell mass in diabetic patients.

Our Research

Supporting Collaborative Research since 2014

The Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) was established in 2014 to help organize and support collaborative research related to the loss of functional beta cell mass in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The project consists of five independent research initiatives.

Research Resources

Latest News

HIRN. Microfluidic Devices Webinar 2024 Feb

HIRN Webinar: “Microfluidic Models for Types 1 Diabetes on a Chip”

Click HERE to view YouTube recording of the webinar. Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific) Presentation by:      Ashutosh Agarwal, PhD, University of Miami…

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HIRN Webinar: “Extensive Cell Turnover During Postnatal Pancreas Growth”

Click HERE to view YouTube recording of the webinar. Thursday, January 11, 2024 (1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific) Presentation by:     Yuval Dor, PhD, University Jerusalem Topics discussed:…

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HIRN Webinar: “Synthetic Biology and Type 1 Diabetes: New Approaches to Protect and Construct Islets”

Click HERE to view YouTube recording of the webinar. Tuesday, December 5, 2023 (1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific) Presentation by:    Wendell Lim, PhD, University of California, San…

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Consortia

Independent Research Initiatives

Consortium on Beta Cell Death and Survival

CBDS is using human pancreatic tissues to discover mechanisms of cellular stress or dysfunction that may contribute to the development of autoimmunity in at-risk individuals, to identify specific biomarkers of the asymptomatic phase of T1D, and to develop innovative strategies to stop beta cell destruction early in the disease process.

Consortium on Human Islet Biomimetics

CHIB is combining advances in beta cell biology and stem cell biology with tissue engineering technologies to develop microdevices that support functional human islets.

Consortium on Modeling Autoimmune Interactions

The CMAI is developing innovative approaches to model basic aspects of human T1D immunobiology using novel in vivo and in vitro platforms.

Consortium on Targeting and Regeneration

CTAR is investigating methods to increase or maintain functional beta cell mass in T1D through targeted manipulation of islet plasticity or engineered protection of beta cells from immune-mediated destruction.

Human Pancreas Analysis Consortium

The Human Pancreas Analysis Consortium (HPAC) is investigating the physical and functional organization of the human islet tissue environment, the cell-cell relationships within the pancreatic tissue ecosystem, and the contributions of non-endocrine components (acinar, ductal, vascular, perivascular, neuronal, lymphatic, immune) to islet cell function and dysfunction.

HIRN-OPP

Opportunity Pool Projects

The Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) was established In 2014 to help organize and support collaborative research related to the loss of functional beta cell mass in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The project consists of five independent research initiatives.

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