Hero Stories

Making a difference in the future of health care 

Everyone who's volunteered for a clinical study has a story to tell. A story about why they made the effort. What they hoped to accomplish. What they learned. And how the experience changed them. We call these volunteers heroes because they're helping scientists - who are heroes in their own right - find cures, improve quality of life, and move health research forward. Watch as the following heroes share their inspiring stories about making a difference in the future of health care.

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1980 – UM is one of the first medical centers to introduce the insulin pump as an alternate delivery system for insulin.  Stefan Fajans, MD (Department of Internal Medicine) identified Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) as the only type of diabetes for which the inheritance is known and the responsible genes have been discovered.
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