Devoted to diabetes

Emil R. Unanue, M.D. (left), the Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and head of the Department of Pathology and Immunology, thanks Charles Kilo, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, for his longtime support of the department at the Jan. 25 unveiling ceremony of Kilo’s portrait. After the National Institutes of Health failed to fund proposed diabetes research, Kilo co-founded the Kilo Diabetes & Vascular Research Foundation in 1972 to support a research lab at the University. Since then, the foundation has raised millions of dollars and has sponsored research that has significantly contributed to the development of diabetes medications and treatments. The foundation, which Kilo chairs, also holds an annual symposium about the latest developments in diabetes research and clinical care.