Drs. Wang Wang and Ian Sweet have been awarded an American Diabetes Association Innovative Award for their project entitled ‘Source and sites of action of hydrogen peroxide in mitochondria and cytosol of pancreatic islets’. The generation of hydrogen peroxide by the islet is associated with both the stimulation of insulin secretion and destruction of islet cells. Therefore, understanding the factors that control its production and action is critical for understanding how diabetes develops and how to treat the disease. The American Diabetes Association plays an important role in funding innovative pilot projects that generate proof of concept data. Dr. Sweet is an Associate Research Professor of Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition. Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.