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As part of International Women and Girls in Science Day on February 11th, Dr Claire Hills (pictured, right) of the School of Life Sciences, was delighted to be featured as one of 54 women scientists funded by the UK based charity.

Diabetes UK are the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by diabetes and have worked to celebrate female scientists who are working to change the lives of people with diabetes.

Dr Hills is part of the Diabetes Research Group at Lincoln University and her pioneering work focuses on understanding kidney cells do not properly function in people affected by diabetes. Dr Hills says, “Many people with diabetes experience kidney problems, and it’s only through studying the biology behind kidney disease that we’re going to find new and effective treatments to stop them.”

Diabetes UK has awarded a number of funding awards to Dr Hills, who is featured on the Diabetes UK blog, which states:

Approaching International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we wanted to say thank you to our brilliant female researchers and share some of their stories.

They will continue to be leaders in the world of diabetes research and care, and we hope too that they will inspire girls and young women to become the researchers of tomorrow.

You can read the official Diabetes UK blog post online.