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The Larry L. Hillblom Foundation supports medical research within the State of California in efforts toward curing, treating and managing Diabetes Mellitus, and chronic and degenerative diseases associated with Aging, with a primary focus on brain and vision disorders.

The Larry L. Hillblom Foundation is a California non-profit public benefit corporation funded through a bequest from Larry L. Hillblom, a respected international businessman who was one of the three founders of DHL Worldwide Express.

By virtue of Mr. Hillblom’s will, substantially all of the Foundation’s funding supports medical research within the State of California, with particular attention to research programs conducted by the University of California. The Foundation supports basic scientific research, clinical research, and research related to patient self-care and management.

The Board of the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation has assigned its initial medical research priorities in efforts toward curing, treating and managing diabetes mellitus, and chronic and degenerative diseases associated with aging, with a primary focus on brain and vision disorders.

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LLHF has awarded approximately $150 million in grants.

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Total medical research grants awarded to major universities & institutions

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Grants awarded for research efforts toward curing, treating and managing diabetes mellitus

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Grants awarded to study chronic and degenerative diseases associated with aging.

Funded Research

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Lei Yao, PhD

Developing a KIBRA Therapeutic to Reverse Memory Loss in Tauopathy and Aging

Han Yang, PhD

Discover and Characterize Genes and Variants Associated with Phagocytosis in Alzheimer's Disease

Theresa Rohm, PhD

Anti-Diabetic Effects of Adipose Tissue Macrophage-Exosomes from Rosiglitazone-Treated Obese Mice

Ling Fu, MD, PhD

Dysregulated Uridine Homeostasis Stimulates Hepatic Glucose Production in Obesity and Associated Type 2 Diabetes

Hiroshi Ebata, PhD

Secretion of Autophagyrelated Factors: Role in Inter-Tissue Communication and Aging

Coralie Alexandre, PhD

New Molecular and Cellular Aspects of the Regulation of Energy Homeostasis by the Leptin-Melanocortin Pathway

Parminder Singh, PhD

Investigating the Interplay Among Cellular Senescence, Insulin Resistance, and Glycation Stress

Karina Cunha e Rocha, PhD

The Role of Adipose Tissue Macrophages-Derived miR-690 on Adipocyte Precursor Cell Maintenance and Adipogenesis

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