Stephen Rich, PhD, Wins JDRF’s Rumbough Award

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Stephen Rich, PhD, Wins JDRF’s Rumbough Award

Stephen Rich, PhD, Director of the University of Virginia Center for Public Health Genomics, has been honored with one of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) most prestigious awards, the David Rumbough Award for Scientific Excellence. The award recognizes pioneering scientists who have made outstanding contributions to diabetes research.

A world leader in the fields of molecular epidemiology and genetics, Dr. Rich's long-term interest in the genetic basis of Type1 diabetes has led to the identification of more than 40 regions in the human genome that contain genes affecting Type1 diabetes risk.

Established almost 40 years ago by actress Dina Merrill in honor of her late son, David, the Rumbough Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievement in diabetes research and service to JDRF.