Marian J Rewers MD, PhDProfessor of Pediatrics & Medicine, Richard S. Abrams Endowed Chair, Executive Director, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Dr. Rewers is a pediatric endocrinologist who has dedicated his research to finding the cause and prevention of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications. His research includes NIH-funded cohort studies: Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young (DAISY) and The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) following from birth >11,000 high-risk children to learn how genes and the environment interact in causation of T1D and celiac disease. Recently funded Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) program is translating findings from DAISY and TEDDY into public health screening and prevention. The Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 (CACTI) study has discovered novel genetic, metabolic and inflammatory risk factors for of diabetic complications. For the past 18 years, Dr. Rewers has led the Barbara Davis Center clinical team serving now >7000 children and adults with T1D. He has helped to train the next generation of pediatric endocrinologists and translational research investigators. Together, they have published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles in the area of diabetes.