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Recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in diabetes & endocrinology

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been ranked as Florida’s top children’s hospital in Diabetes and Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

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UFDI Research Featured at ADA 75th Scientific Sessions Meeting

Members from The University of Florida Diabetes Institute will present their research findings at the ADA’s 75th Scientific Sessions Meeting in Boston.

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Picture Perfect

UF Health type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease.

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Genetics breakthrough will boost diabetes research

UF genetics expert Patrick Concannon, Ph.D., is part of group that has homed in on the genes suspected in Type 1 diabetes. “It’s a game-changer,” he said.

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Combination therapy for diabetes

Results from a UF Health pilot study have led to a new national trial investigating a combination treatment for individuals newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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Dr. Stabler awarded $1M microencapsulation grant from JDRF

Dr. Cherie Stabler, along with her collaborator Dr. Andrés Garcia (Georgia Institute of Technology), were awarded a 3-year grant from JDRF on their collaborative project entitled “Engineered Bioactive Hydrogel Macrodevices for Islet Transplantation”. The aim of Dr. Stabler's research is to create a long-term cell-based implant for treatment of type 1 diabetes. Read more.

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American Diabetes Association feature: Why I Am A Diabetes Researcher

More than one-third of ADA research is dedicated to projects relevant to type 1 diabetes. Learn more about Dr. Shannon Wallet, an associate professor in the UF College of Dentistry department of oral biology in the new "Why I am a Diabetes Researcher" blog post from the American Diabetes Association.


Dr. Keselowsky named UF Research Foundation Professor

Benjamin Keselowsky, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biodmedical Engineering, has been named a UF Research Foundation Professor for 2015-2018. Professor Keselowsky is using a $1.5M grant from the NIDDK to research novel methods for restoring cell function in type 1 diabetes (T1D) without the use of immunosuppresive drugs.


Dr. Sumerlin Receives International Award for Young Scientists

Brent S. Sumerlin, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, was selected to receive the 2015 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professor Sumerlin is recognized for advancing research efforts in the synthesis of new materials and the application of smart polymers to diagnose and treat disease - including diabetes. Read more.


UF IFAS Extension Launches New Prevention Course Online

UF Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist Linda B. Bobroff, Ph.D., RD, director of the "Take Charge of Your Diabetes" lifestyle program as well as diabetes education and wellness initiatives in partnership with county Extension faculty throughout Florida will help launch a new online program for cancer prevention. Read more.

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Dr. Kenneth Cusi Wins 2015 College of Medicine Clinical Research Award

Congrats to Dr. Cusi! The 2015 recipient of the UF College of Medicine Faculty Research Award in Clinical Science. Dr. Cusi is the principal investigator of a number of ongoing clinical research projects. His grants focus on cutting-edge research in adult endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, both on clinical and basic research aspects related to the role of obesity and lipotoxicity in the development of Type 2 diabetes and its complications. Read more.

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