New Fellowship Created by Joseph and Vera Long Foundation

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of a very special family, the Joseph and Vera Long Foundation recently endowed the Vera M. Long Outstanding Diabetes Scientist Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The foundation stipulated that the fellowship recipient have an exceptional academic record, potential for scientific advancement and demonstrated interest in promoting the advancement of women in science.

Previously, the Vera M. Long Foundation created the Vera M. Long Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research, now held by Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD, of the Diabetes Center. The foundation also funded the Vera M. Long Foundation Gene Therapy Suite at the UCSF Islet and Cellular Transplantation Facility.