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Charrette 2006

In March 2006, the Brehms organized an unusual two-day event on the U-M medical campus, a gathering of 90 persons for what Bill characterized as a "Charrette," a term usually applied to architectural forums.  The Charrette brought Michigan faculty, scientists, and administrators together with leading diabetes researchers, managers, and advocates from other institutions in academia, industry, and government. 

Their purposes were two-fold:  First, to explore the fundamental question of how to accelerate the pace of the enterprise; and, second, how to build an international coalition of research institutions and scientists who will collaborate to move type 1 diabetes therapy beyond its exogenous insulin dependency – the only therapy it has known for 83 years.

Images from the Charrette can be seen on the slide show to the right.