Dr. Melena Bellin is a physician-scientist and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, and the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses include diabetes in the setting of pancreatitis, total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation for chronic pancreatitis, and cell therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes. She is an Investigator in the Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer consortium, and in the Type 1 Diabetes Acute Pancreatitis consortium. She has led multiple clinical studies and trials in the field of TPIAT, including the multicenter “POST” study of TPIAT outcomes and several clinical trials of investigational therapies to improve islet engraftment.
05:30 - 06:25
|Oral Abstract Session — Islet Transplantation: Addressing innate inflammation