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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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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.


A cell-based microarray to investigate combinatorial effects of microparticle-encapsulated adjuvants on dendritic cell activation

UF investigators published a paper on dendritic cell activation in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Schatz 2015 Medium

JDRF and the American Diabetes Association, in Collaboration with Multiple Diabetes Organizations Publish New Classification and Staging Approach for Presymptomatic Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF and the American Diabetes Association, announced today that a new classification approach for staging T1D in its earliest presymptomatic stages would be published in the September 24th online version […]


New four-drug mixture reverses Type 1 diabetes in mice

Call it the scientist’s version of happy hour: A new, four-drug cocktail has shown a novel ability to reverse established Type 1 diabetes in some mice, University of Florida Health […]


New Report Finds 23 of 25 States with Highest Rates of Obesity are in the South and Midwest

“United States adult obesity rates remained mostly steady―but high―this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah,” according to a report from TFAH and RWJF.


Live interview with UFDI Investigator Michael Haller, M.D. via TrialNet

Dr. Haller currently serves as the Principal Investigator for the TrialNet ATG/GCSF study funded collaboratively by the NIH, the Helmsley Trust, and Sanofi.

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.