Current Activities of Foundation:

2010 Ongoing            

Weekly educational series to educate clinical staff, health services research products in practice setting.

2010 Ongoing         

Development of electronic registry to support activities of foundation to improve clinical care.

2001 – 2010             

AMA funded project – Use of electronic medical record to improve adherence to performance measures in adult diabetes care.

1993 - 2010:         

Principal Investigator - “Health Outcomes Study on the Effect of Intensive Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus in Type I and Type II Diabetes”


Past Activities of Foundation:

Educational series to provide CME credit to physicians for participating in patient safety and quality of care programs.

  • Patient Safety & Communication Issues in Healthcare, April 30, 2009
  • IIRS 2007 Review, October 15, 2007
  • America’s Girth Grows as Height Stagnates, August 9, 2007
  • Drug Safety – Avandia, August 8, 2007
  • CME course on Patient Safety & Quality, October 30, 2006
  • CME course on Patient Safety & Quality, August 16, 2006


Medtronic/MiniMed Technologies

1990 - 2007:         Principal Investigator

Minimed Implantable Infusion System - Protocol 302, 309, & 310


Abbott Diabetes Care Protocol ADC06072

2006 – 2007:        Principal Investigator

User Evaluation of the FreeStyle Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitoring System; a multi-center U.S. trial.


REACH (REducation of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health) Registry

2004 – 2006   

International prospective observational registry in subjects at risk for atherothrombotic events.


Aventis Protocol HMR1964A3502 – Apidra 3502

2004 – 2005:         Principal Investigator

Apidra (insulin glulisine) administered in a fixed bolus regimen vs.

variable bolus regimen based on carbohydrate counting in adult subjects

with type 2 Diabetes receiving Lantus (insulin glargine) as basal insulin: a

multicenter, randomized, parallel, open label clinical study


Pfizer Protocol A2171017 – Inhaled Insulin

2004 – 2005:          Principal Investigator

A phase III multi-center U.S. trial on the efficacy of inhaled insulin.


Hellman R, Kilo C, Guthrie R, Hiar CE, et al.  “An Immunologic Method for the Measurement of Hemoglobin A1C.”  A multicenter field trial of a new instrument designed by Miles Laboratory, 1990-1991.  Published in Diabetes Care, November 1992


Novo-Nordisk, Collaborative Multicenter Study on Disposable Insulin Pens, 1992