May 6, 2005

Diabetes foundation lauds Gabbe, Temple

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Diabetes foundation lauds Gabbe, Temple

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) honored Steven G. Gabbe, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, and his wife, Patricia Temple, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, at its fifth annual JDRF gala Saturday, April 30.

All proceeds from the event were donated in Gabbe's and Temple's honor to fund JDRF research at Vanderbilt. Gabbe, who has lived with type 1 diabetes mellitus for nearly 40 years, has been actively involved in the JDRF for more than 25 years, most recently leading the 2002 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes here in Nashville.

As a physician, Gabbe has focused his career on caring for those with diabetes. He has worked with women whose pregnancies are complicated by diabetes, taught others how to help these women have healthy babies, and investigated methods to improve pregnancy outcomes.

As a pediatrician, Temple cares for children born to mothers with diabetes.

Since JDRF's inception, it has provided more than $680 million to diabetes research worldwide. The charity has provided Vanderbilt University Medical Center with more than $1.5 million to fund juvenile diabetes research.