Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Alan Thicke- The Alan Thicke Centre for Juvenile Diabetes Research

Alan has earned a Golden Globe “Best Actor” nomination and seven Emmy Award nominations (five for writing, two for acting.) Television audiences know Thicke best as psychiatrist and father Jason Seaver from ABC’s Growing Pains, now syndicated in over 65 countries. Last year’s Growing Pains: The Reunion was one of Disney’s highest-rated TV Movies. From 1980 to 1983, THE ALAN THICKE SHOW became (and remains) the biggest hit in the history of Canadian daytime television. The American late-night entry THICKE OF THE NIGHT followed. Alan is currently starring in CBC Television's monster comedy success J-POD.

The Alan Thicke Centre for Juvenile Diabetes Research was established in 1989 at the Robarts Research Institute at the London Health Sciences Centre. The Centre was named for actor Alan Thicke because of his early connection to London while attending The University of Western Ontario, and his special interest in diabetes, as he had a son who developed diabetes as a child. The Centre, which is really a virtual Centre ( without walls), consists of a mass of dedicated, talented and creative scientists from the Lawson Health Research Institute, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, The University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute and the London Health Sciences Centre. The work conducted by these scientists in search of a cure has gained national and international acclaim. But as of yet the cure has not been found, further funds are required to move closer to end diabetes. All funds raised by the Centre are dispersed in London and are eligible to be supplemented by Federal Government grants. Dr. David Hill is the scientific advisor for the Alan Thicke Centre

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  1. What a thoughtful work! Research made on juvenile diabetic should be an important issue because now juveniles are now commonly facing diabetes. So this should be researched and taken adequate precautions to control. And juveniles having diabetes should try to beat diabetes naturally

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