Integrated Islet Distribution Program
City of Hope National Medical Center
Department of Diabetes and Cancer Discovery Science
Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010-3000
[email protected]
  All investigators requesting islets or other tissue must complete and submit an application to the IIDP Coordinating Center including a concise but thorough and informative description of the specific objectives, methods associated with the use of islets, rationale for the number of islets requested and statistical methodologies to be employed. If the tissues are to be used for a project supported by an NIH-funded or other peer-reviewed grant, this should be noted. Provision of adequate information for review will enhance the applicant’s application
  Peer-reviewed applications will be administratively reviewed by the IIDP staff. Non-peer reviewed applications will be reviewed by a group of external consultants within 4-6 weeks of application submission. If approved, applicants may then arrange for subsequent receipt of islets from all or a specific IIDP center.
For resource information, contact James Cravens (see below).
For programmatic information, contact:
Kristin M. Abraham, Ph.D.
Project Scientist
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
6707 Democracy Blvd., Rm 795
Bethesda, MD 20892-5460
Telephone: (301) 451-8048
E-mail: [email protected]
Key IIDP Staff Members
Joyce Niland, Ph.D.
Telephone: 626-256-4673 x63032
Fax: 626-301-8802
E-mail: [email protected]
Project Manager
James Cravens, M.P.H.
Telephone: 805-201-1963
E-mail: [email protected]
Special Services, Facilities, or Instruments
Integrated Islet Distribution Program Centers: Generate human islets and other tissue and perform relevant tests in facilities compliant with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)/Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines. The IIDP Coordinating Center administers the project centers, collects data, distributes islets through the Matching Algorithm for Islet Distribution (MAID) providing a fair and equitable distribution of islets, collects subscription fees from users and reimburses IIDP centers for islet production to meet the goals of the IIDP.
Collaborative Studies
If you and a collaborator (or multiple collaborators) would like to receive the same islet offers and shipments, all of your studies can be linked. This will ensure that all collaborating studies have a chance to receive islets from the same islet isolation. If you have further questions about this collaborative option or would like to utilize this option, please email James Cravens at [email protected].