Dr. Suresh Chari is a world-renowned expert in pancreatic diseases with over 250 publications to his name.  He is currently Professor of Medicine at the Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston and is the President Elect of the International Association of Pancreatology.  He is currently undertaking ground-breaking research into the onset of diabetes as an early marker of pancreatic cancer.

Chellaram Foundation has donated US$100,000 for carrying out a research led by Dr Chari entitled “Investigations of the human pancreas in Diabetes Mellitus associated with type 2 diabetes, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer”.