Dr. Ian Sweet is the recipient of the 2013 Gail Patrick Innovation Award from the American Diabetes Association. In honor of Gail Patrick, the first National Chair of the ADA Board of Directors and legendary Motion Picture actress, this award is granted to Innovation award applications to the ADA that receive the highest priority score in a given year. Prestigious awardees receive $50,000 per year for two years to support an innovative idea that advances the Association’s efforts to prevent, treat and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. Dr. Sweet’s project entitled, “Role of cytochrome c translocation in insulin release”, will test whether the movement of cytochrome c is necessary and sufficient to stimulate insulin secretion in the face of elevated calcium signaling. Dr. Sweet is a Research Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.