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Intersecting Paths

The new UF Diabetes Institute brings more than 100 researchers together to battle disease. Read more.

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Corey Brewer Camp

NBA star Corey Brewer was in Gainesville to host his 6th Back 2 Back basketball camp with 100% of proceeds benefiting diabetes programs at UF Health Shands.

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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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Picture Perfect

UF Health researchers use photos to understand how Type 1 diabetes affects children, meeting a critical need for research that addresses children’s perspectives.

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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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University of Florida Pediatric Endocrinology World Diabetes Day “BLUE CIRCLE” Photo Contest

This is your chance to be creative & promote diabetes awareness. Blue circles are the global symbol associated with diabetes. So, take a picture that has one or more blue […]


Immunoproteomic Profiling of Anti-Viral Antibodies in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Using Protein Arrays

UFDI investigators and collaborators at Arizona State University found that the Epstein-Barr virus may have a role in type 1 diabetes development.

UFDI Investigator Patrick Concannon, Ph.D.

Novel Association Between Immune-Mediated Susceptibility Loci and Persistent Autoantibody Positivity in Type 1 Diabetes

UFDI researcher Patrick Concannon, Ph.D. and other collaborators found that four loci were associated with autoantibody positivity at genome-wide significance in type 1 diabetes.


New NIDDK funding opportunities available

Two new NIH/NIDDK funding opportunities have become recently available: From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Research Using Biosamples and Subjects from […]


The Moderating Role of Body Dissatisfaction in the Relationship between ADHD Symptoms and Disordered Eating in Pediatric Overweight and Obesity

UFDI investigator David Janicke, Ph.D. and other UF researchers found that body dissatisfaction and ADHD symptoms in youth were associated with disordered eating.


Downstream mediators of the intratumoral interferon response suppress antitumor immunity, induce gemcitabine resistance and associate with poor survival in human pancreatic cancer

UF investigators found that interferon-y (central to antitumor immunity) has multiple negative effects on cell types within the pancreatic cancer microenvironment.

Upcoming Events

Diabetes prevention series

IFASBigUniversity of Florida and the IFAS Lake County Extension Office will put on "Small Steps/Big Rewards," a four-part series about preventing or delaying diabetes, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25, and Oct. 2 at Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St.

The series also will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 17 and 24, and Oct. 1 and 8 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

Find more information here.