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UF, UM to advance discoveries in diabetes

Researchers at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute and University of Miami will share a new $3.3 million collaborative grant awarded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to help fast-track significant discoveries in T1D worldwide.


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Unlocking a combination treatment for T1D

Results from a recent UF Health pilot clinical study led by pediatric endocrinologist Michael Haller, M.D. have led to a new national trial investigating a combination therapy approach for treating new-onset type 1 diabetes patients.


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The UF Diabetes Institute research team is one of the most comprehensive in the United States. Numerous faculty members from multiple colleges and disciplines are working together in this area which is rapidly changing our understanding of disease progression and treatment.

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New American Diabetes Association Grants Expand Diabetes Research

UF researchers have received two new multi-year grants totaling nearly $900,000 in funding from the American Diabetes Association that will enable the launching of scientific studies in type 1 diabetes research and diabetes-linked eye disease. Both sets of projects seek to identify new therapies for early intervention and provide a foundation for future research initiatives. Read more.


Diabetes drug shows early promise as treatment for lupus

A new treatment that may reverse the effects of the most common type of lupus has shown promising results after undergoing early testing by a team of researchers at UF Health. The studies involved a number of mouse models of the disease and the key experimental findings were also observed in human cells from lupus patients. The results were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Read more.

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Diabetes Institute Ambassador Embarks on New NASCAR Season

NASCAR's Ryan Reed is teaming with the American Diabetes Association in his second full season in the NASCAR Xfininty Series. Reed, a member of the UF Diabetes Institute Ambassadors Council, will campaign for awareness and educational efforts at all NASCAR Nationwide races this year, as well as at several off track health and wellness initiatives. See website for more details.


Paging Dr. Google: A New Tool for Parents

A new study by University of Florida researchers published in the February issue of Diabetes Care finds that most parents of children with Type 1 diabetes use online health information, including social media, to gain knowledge of the disease. The survey findings can help better establish how much Internet sources affect parents’ level of care for their children, and which ones parents may rely on for accurate information.


UF Diabetes Researcher Honored by JDRF

Mark A. Atkinson, director of the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, and Alberto Pugliese, M.D., head of the Immunogenetics Program at the University of Miami's Diabetes Research Institute, were recently honored with the JDRF Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine Excellence in Clinical Research Award on behalf of the JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD). Learn more.


UF T1D research among JDRF’s Top 10 Research Advances in 2014

A collaborative type 1 diabetes study led by researchers from UF and the Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, in Germany is recognized among JDRF's Top 10 Research Advances in 2014. The JDRF-funded research has shed more light on the connection between T1D, gut bacteria interactions, and certain viruses. Learn more.

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