Corneal Confocal Microscopy: a Surrogate Endpoint for Neurodegeneration in Clinical Trials


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Bruce A. Perkins , MD, MPH

Bruce A. Perkins
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
The Sam and Judy Pencer Family Chair in Diabetes Clinical Research
Toronto, Canada
Bruce A Perkins, MD MPH is Professor, Endocrinologist and Diabetes Complications Clinician-Scientist at the University of Toronto appointed to the Faculty of Medicine and to the Institute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation. He holds the Sam and Judy Pencer Family Chair in Diabetes Clinical Research. He obtained his MD and Internal Medicine training at the University of Toronto, his endocrinology subspecialty training at Harvard University, his Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a research fellowship in epidemiology at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Using longitudinal cohort methods as well as clinical trials, his research work has focused on 1) Early biomarkers of diabetes complications, and 2) Interventions for prevention of complications, including artificial pancreas technologies and disease-modifying adjunctive-to-insulin pharmacotherapies. In 2015 he was awarded the Canadian Diabetes Association/CIHR Young Scientist Award for his research. Among other projects funded by the NIH, JDRF, and Diabetes Canada, he leads an Innovations in type 1 Diabetes group within Diabetes Action Canada, a national patient-oriented research strategy.