With clinical trials complete, private funds are needed to gain FDA approval for human islet transplants
Pastor Constance “Connie” Olson worked 70-hour weeks, tending to the needs—spiritual and otherwise—of her congregation. She was also a type 1 diabetic, suff ering from hypoglycemic unawareness. This complication meant that she didn’t experience early warning signs of dangerously low blood sugar—such as sweating, dizziness, and extreme hunger—causing her to unexpectedly have seizures and lose consciousness.
Siobhan O’Brien Olson grew up understanding the importance of community giving. In fact, her family’s Alice M. O’Brien Foundation has been supporting numerous charities in Minnesota for 60 years. Nearly eight years ago, the foundation established the O’Brien BioBank for lung research at the University of Minnesota—just one of numerous gi s the foundation has made to support medical research at the University.
Enjoy a luncheon and style show featuring adult and children’s clothing from designers and retailers. Proceeds support the University’s diabetes immunology research led by Brian Fife, Ph.D.
Thanks to recent legislation, you can again benefit from a popular tax-advantaged giving option.