Home > Research > Explore Research Programs > DiabetesDiabetes At the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI), our researchers are leaders in exploring what triggers and protects against Type 1 diabetes. Insights New Screening Method for Type 1 Diabetes Risk Our scientists published a study in January 2019 that will help identify who will develop Type 1 diabetes. Insights What We Are Learning About Type 1 Diabetes Bill Hagopian, MD, PhD, of PNRI is one of six scientists around the world studying more than 8,000 children to identify the environmental triggers of Type 1 diabetes. Insights International Diabetes Study Unlocks New Clues Bill Hagopian has devoted his career to finding ways to predict and prevent Type 1 diabetes for people at high risk. His groundbreaking work with the TEDDY Study is unlocking new clues. Insights Modifier Genetics: Genetic Variations Affect the Severity of Disease It turns out that not everyone with a single-gene mutation will develop the same disease.