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Scientific Advisory Board

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Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, & Psychology

 Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Department of Medicine,

University of Miami

Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Jay Skyler, MD

Dr. Skyler, MD, MACP is currently a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, & Psychology, in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.  


Dr. Skyler is one of world top ranking experts on type 1 diabetes (#2 ranking in 2018) with 5 decades of experience in diabetes and has authored/co-authored more than 500 publications.  He has served as the president of American Diabetes Association (ADA) from 1991 to 1992 and has been instrumental in starting several of ADA’s publications including diabetes care.  


In addition to ADA, Dr. Skyler has taken leadership positions in several prominent international diabetes organizations such as the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), International Diabetes Immunotherapy Group (IDIG) and the Immunology of Diabetes Society (IDS). He is currently the Chair of the Strategy Advisory Group for INNODIA, a European consortium of academic and industry groups developing innovative approaches towards understanding and arresting type 1 diabetes.


Dr. Skyler’s principal research focus is in modulating the type 1 diabetes disease process through immunoregulation. His research has always been in clinical aspects of diabetes, particularly the conduct of randomized controlled clinical trials. He was the founder and the chairman (1993 to 2015) of the NIH (NIDDK)-sponsored Diabetes Prevention Trial - Type 1 (DPT-1) and its successor Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, a nationwide (and global) network conducting clinical trials to interdict type 1 diabetes.


During his extraordinary accomplished career, Dr. Skyler has received numerous awards including:

  • Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) (2005)

  • Josiah K. Lilly Award (American Diabetes Association, 2017)

  • Mary Tyler Moore/S. Robert Levine Award for Distinction in Clinical Research (2015, JDRF)

  • Distinction in Endocrinology Award (American College of Endocrinology, 2014)  


Dr. Skyler is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College and did his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology & Metabolism at Duke University Medical Center. He also was on the faculty at Duke, where he was Director of Diabetes & Nutrition Education.

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