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The UF Health Diabetes Institute serves as the umbrella organization under which diabetes education, research, prevention and treatment are coordinated at the University of Florida and the UF Health Science Center — one of the nation’s most prestigious academic medical centers with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. The Diabetes Institute unites experts in the areas of endocrinology, education, epidemiology, patient and physician education, clinical care,  health outcomes and policy, behavioral science and rural medicine. Collaboration is at the core of Diabetes Institute through its partnerships with regional, national and international health care organizations.

The UF Health Diabetes Institute is internationally recognized as a leader in promoting basic, translational, and clinical research on diabetes.  The Institute has ongoing funding from the National Institutes of Health/NIDDK, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and other private funding agencies. Current total annual research funding exceeds $5 million. Cumulative scholarship produced by University of Florida faculty well exceeds 1100 papers, chapters and books.