A Global Collaboration


We are using a collaborative model to achieve a cure. By freely exchanging knowledge, we have created a scientific alliance between institutions—a coalition that will accelerate finding a functional cure for diabetes.


The Chicago Diabetes Project (CDP) has assembled a team of chemical engineers, molecular and developmental biologists, physicians and surgeons that have formulated a plan to resolve the remaining hurdles associated with the development of a functional cure for diabetes without the need for immunosuppressive drugs. This unique team spans all of the necessary disciplines which would allow the CDP to meet its goal, including but not limited to, experts in the fields of islet cell development, islet cell physiology, islet cell autoimmune destruction, stem cell biology, viral production technology, biomaterial encapsulation and large animal islet transplantation. Our international and interdisciplinary team includes experts from the University of Illinois, Cleveland Clinic, Slovakian Academy of Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH


Geneva School of Medicine

Geneva, Switzerland


Slovak Academy of Sciences

Bratislava, Slovakia


University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL


University of Trondheim

Trondheim, Norway


news from the CDP

Going “all in” for a cure

by Chicago Diabetes Project

Triathlons: Because a marathon just isn’t enough

by Chicago Diabetes Project

In honor of moms that believe in a cure: Amy’s story

by Chicago Diabetes Project

Charity Dinner benefitting Chicago Diabetes Project

by Chicago Diabetes Project