Bay Area Foundation Creates New Endowed Chair

The Vera M. Long Foundation has continued its legacy of support by creating the Vera M. Long Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research. Diabetes Center researcher Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD was recently appointed to this prestigious chair.

Dr. Vaisse, an expert in the identification of genetic defects implicated in metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, joined UCSF in 1999 after competing his training at the University of Paris and Rockefeller University. This Endowed Chair follows the foundation’s earlier gift made in 2003 to name the Vera M. Long Foundation Gene Therapy Suite at the UCSF Islet and Cellular Transplantation Facility .