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Thanks to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for their dedication to finding a cure.

Thank you to Walgreens for supporting the DRI. For more information on Walgreens supporting the DRI please go here for info on Walk with Walgreens and the DRI and go here for info on Walgreens Special Fundraising Programs. Please purchase your diabetes supplies, prescriptions, and your other healthcare needs at the Walgreens nearest you!

Thank you to Jeff Hitchcock and Keith Brooks. Without their support the KidsRPumping web site would not be possible.

Thank you to the Children with Diabetes (CWD) web site. The CWD provides a wealth of high-quality, timely, and extremely useful information for parents and kids. Thank you to the Children with Diabetes (CWD) web site for being true advocates of kids with diabetes! Here is great video from the CWD "Friends for Life" 2008.

At the 2009 Children With Diabetes "Friends for Life" conference, the Jeff Hitchcock Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ellen Ullman, who has devoted over 15 years to diabetes advocacy – and further, who has devoted 15 years to helping Jeff Hitchcock and CWD report on new research and information to share with CWD readers. Ellen was totally surprised – and for once, speechless!

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Jeff Hitchcock presents Ellen Ullman with the
Jeff Hitchcock Distinguished Service Award


Thank you to Children with Diabetes Foundation for funding a cure for diabetes. NOTE: The Children with Diabetes Foundation is separate and distinct entity from Children with Diabetes (CWD) web site.

Ellen is a member of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Squad, (Note..You will need to scroll down to page 10 to read the article.) Here is some more info on the Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Squad. Here is a link to Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Facebook page.

Ellen currently serves as Vice President of Research at the Children with Diabetes Foundation. The Children with Diabetes Foundation recently provided $100,000 to the DRI for continued research to find a cure for diabetes. You can see Ellen presenting a check to Barbara Singer, Director of Special Projects at Diabetes Research Institute Foundation from the Children with Diabetes Foundation on May 7, 2011 at the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation's PEP (Parents Empowering Parents) Squad Mini Conference in Fort Lauderdale FL. For more info/photos of the entire May 7, 2011 PEP Squad Mini Conference in Fort Lauderdale FL..please go here. For DRI press release "New Grant Supports Study Combining Several Technologies to Advance Cell Replacement Therapy", please go here.

On March 16-17, 2010 the US FDA held hearings on "CLINICAL ACCURACY REQUIREMENTS FOR POINT OF CARE BLOOD GLUCOSE METERS". Ellen spoke at both days of the hearing. You can find a copy of Ellen's presentation here and go here for copies of the March 16 and March 17 transcripts.

Ellen's Diabetes Advocacy Awareness Month video.

Thanks to IBM United States employees and retirees for pledging over $500,000, (as of 1/1/2014), to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) via the IBM Employee Charitable Contributions Campaign (ECCC).

Thanks to IBM United States for donating the following equipment and dollars in the table below via the IBM Fund for Community Service/IBM Community Grants based on Jeffry's volunteer work for the DRI.

On October 16, 2006, IBM South Florida had its the 2006 IBM Employee Charitable Contributions Campaign (ECCC) kick off meeting. After the meeting several ECCC eligible organization had booths to discuss the organizations with South Florida IBM'ers. Here is image of Jeffry with Barbara Singer of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF).

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Here is a chronological list of:

     a. Jeffry's community involvement with and without IBM and numerous IBM related work articles/videos
     b. several articles/videos on Zachary and the Ullman family

1989 IBM cash grant of $ 1,500 to La Leche League for reproduction of material in Braille
1990 $1,800 IBM cash grant for the publication of a brochure, "Important Facts for School Personnel about Diabetes" used for South Florida schools

Miami Herald 1990 article on Jeffry and family, IBM, and the Diabetes Research Institute

DRI trifold "Important Facts for School Personnel about Diabetes" used for South Florida schools sponsored by IBM Fund for Community Service (NOTE IBM logo bottom right on first page)

Jeffry and Zachary on cover of Diabetes Research Institute Pathways (1990 Annual issue)

1991 Jeffry and Zachary on cover of DRI overview trifold

DRI newsletter article on IBM/Jeffry/Zachary IBM Fund for Community Service "Important Facts for School Personnel about Diabetes" grant

1992 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for a desktop PC and laser printer to assist in Islet Transplantation research

Video below is an IBM internal video on Jeffry and a project he managed for Esso Latin America.

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For more info on the ESSO Latin America project go here.
1993 $1,000 IBM cash grant to assist Miami Children's Hospital Foundation sponsored parent support group
1994 $1,000 IBM cash grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for a Recirculating Cooler for Islet Transplantation research
1995 $1,000 IBM cash grant to assist Baptist Health South Florida sponsored parent support group

Pumpformance: Children On The Pump- Promising Possibilities

1996 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) of a desktop PC and laser printer for the Fast Track Center for Translational Research

Jeffry and Zachary in IBM "Southern Pride" Magazine February 1996 . (NOTE: Please scroll down to second page in the PDF)

1997 You can see our family on Nick News (air date was 3/23/97). Ellen sent email to Linda Ellerbee and asked that she feature children on insulin pumps (because back then it wasn't as popular as it is now and doctors were telling families children were too young to pump). So Nick News came and filmed at our house and at the endocrinologist .... 2 other kids are also featured in the Nick News segment.
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He's Pumped..Boca Boy Tells Nickelodeon About Living With Diabetes

Jeffry recognized as subject matter expert, representing Travel Industry Solution Unit, in IBM 1997 Annual Report (scroll down to second page)

1998 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) of a Thinkpad to assist in worldwide diabetes education programs

"What's Up Doc" "A kid's eye view of the Diabetes Research Institute"

1999 Boca boy battles to stay one step ahead of diabetes
2000 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) of a Thinkpad to assist in communicating with families affected by diabetes and enablement of parent support groups

GREAT KIDS...Boy using Halloween to help others

As part of the DRI "Treat Me To a Cure" campaign Zachary appeared on a West Palm Beach, FL. local TV news program. The segment aired on 10/31/2000. Note the segment was taped at 6:15 AM!

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Video below is Japanese customer video on the IBM software product called IBM Electronic Media Management System (EMMS) that Jeffry supported

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For more info on EMMS go here.
2002 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) of a Thinkpad to assist in communicating with families affected by diabetes and enablement of parent support groups
2003 $1,000 IBM cash grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) to assist DRI sponsored parent support groups

Zachary on IBM Employee Charitable Campaign Contribution (ECCC) intranet web site (NOTE: Please scroll down to second page in the PDF)

Cell wars...As the debate over embryonic stem cell research intensifies, Florida scientists are fighting for their right to clone

2004 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for a desktop PC to assist in Islet Transplantation research

Robert Pearlman, President of Diabetes Research Institute on IBM Intranet

Here is PDF of IBM award Jeffry received for 50+ hours of community service to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI)

This is a press release on the inclusion of IBM Speech Technology in GM OnStar - New OnStar Digital Hardware Offers Improved Voice Recognition, Continuous Digit Dialing

2005 $1,000 IBM cash grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) to assist DRI sponsored parent support groups

Local teens go searching for a diabetes cure

Diabetic children will lobby in D.C. for more research

Here is an interesting video on Miami Children's Hospital, IBM, and Teges deployment (2005)

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For more information on speech recognition, text-to-speech, and IBM go here.

Here is a more detailed PDF of the Miami Children's Hospital, IBM, and Teges deployment-Speech Technology Magazine - New Operations in Speech (Miami Children's Hospital)

PalmSource delivers IBM Websphere Everyplace Micro ENvironment to PalmOne's Treo 650 Smartphone and Tungsten T5 Handheld Palm OS Platform Gains Momentum in the Java Mobile Market

2006 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for a IBM Infoprint 1552 printer to assist in Islet Transplantation research

Speech Technology Magazine-Speech Enables Wake Forest University Students to Go Mobile

2007 $1,000 IBM cash grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) to assist DRI sponsored parent support groups
2008 $1,000 IBM cash grant for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Squad

The President's Volunteer Service Award, established in 2003, recognizes American individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service as measured by the number of service hours performed. The award is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, created by President George W. Bush to help foster a culture of service, citizenship and a sense of responsibility by encouraging outstanding volunteer service and civic participation.

As a leadership organization in the award program, IBM presents the award annually to On Demand Community volunteers with more than 100 hours of volunteer time in the prior calendar year. Here is copy of President's Volunteer Service Award and Pin (Bronze level) to Jeffry for 250+ hours of cumulative service to the DRI.
2009
IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for two (2) Lenovo Thinkpads to assist in Islet Transplantation research.

DRI press release Boca Raton Couple Go Above And Beyond To Help The Diabetes Research Institute Find A Cure For Their Son

Boca Raton Magazine May 2009 article "Dealing with Diabetes. "

Jeffry celebrated his 25th year anniversary at IBM....here is his letter and certificate from IBM CEO, Sam Palmisano.

IBM intranet article "Volunteer of the month: Searching for a cure August 2009 – Jeffry Ullman – Florida ."

Jeffry is mentioned in Stanley Litow Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs September newsletter RE his IBM ECCC efforts.

2010 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for two (2) InfoPrint Color 1824 printers to assist in Islet Transplantation research.

Here is an interesting video on IBM Global Technology Services, Motorola Solutions, and Zebra Technologies Alliance and how the Alliance solutions are used at the IBM Burlington, VT manufacturing plant (2010)

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2011 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for one InfoPrint Color 1824 printer to assist in Islet Transplantation research and one Little Tikes Young Explorer.

The Greater IBM Connection is a worldwide business and social network created by and for current and former IBM employees. Members connect with current and former colleagues, participate in events and forums, learn about job opportunities, and more. The Greater IBM Connection highlights the community service of former IBMers. Go here for the PDF of the article "Celebration of Service: Greater IBMer Jeffry Ullman Leverages IBM Grant Program for Diabetes Research " . (scroll down to second page)

This article is on the IBM Global Technologies Services (GTS)/Zebra Technologies Global Alliance, IBM/Zebra Alliance: Maximize the ROI of Mobile Assets

2012 Love and Hope Ball
Ellen and Jeffry at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) 38th Love and Hope Ball in Hollywood, FL.

Ullman Family Community Involvement (DRI, DRIF, CWD, CWDF) Facebook album




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