JDRF Mourns the Loss of Dr. Robert Sherwin

JDRF is deeply saddened to hear that Robert Sherwin, M.D. passed away. It is accurate to say that Bob was one of the most important researchers in type 1 diabetes (T1D). He received many grants, including several from JDRF, to study the entire scope of T1D, from better understanding the autoimmunity of the disease to hypoglycemia, its effects, and how we can prevent it. His work is foundational to the therapies we have today, like artificial pancreas systems. In fact, JDRF’s first ever grant in artificial pancreas was to Bob and Dr. William Tamborlane at Yale.

Bob was a brilliant researcher, as evidenced by JDRF presenting him with the David Rumbough award in 1993, but he was also a tremendous man and mentor. He took the time to mentor many of the top minds in T1D, elevating them and their work, ensuring that T1D continues to attract the best and the brightest.

Bob will be missed terribly but his legacy will live on through the copious volume of work. He was a longtime partner, collaborator, and friend to JDRF. Our condolences to his friends and family.

Sanjoy Dutta, Ph.D.
JDRF Chief Scientific Officer