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September 11, 2012

Research Seminars This Week

Please join us on September 12-13, 2012 for one or all of the following four seminars with Jay Skyler, MD, MACP, Professor and Chairman, Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Research Network, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine:

What: “Microvascular Disease in Type 1 Diabetes”

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

Where: UF Department of Medicine, Chairman’s Library, Rm 4106

What: “Progress Toward an Artificial Pancreas”

When: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 8 a.m.

Where: UF Health Sciences Communicore Building, Rm C1-4

What: “Beta Cell Replacement”

When: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 10 a.m.

Where: Academic Research Building, Conference Rm R4-133

What: “Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Disease”

When: Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 11 a.m.

Where: UF Health Sciences Communicore Building, Rm C1-11

Please join us for an additional seminar with Dr. Michael Haller, Associate Professor and Principal Investigator, UF Diabetes Center

Who: Michael Haller, M.D., Associate Professor and Principal Investigator

What: “Combination Therapy to Reverse Type 1 Diabetes”

When: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Where: Shands at UF, North Tower, Room 3204 (CRC Conference Room)

You can learn more about Dr. Haller’s program of research online.

TrialNet Screenings Target Prevention, Cure for Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, supported by the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies, has provided free screening for over 100,000 people to determine their type 1 diabetes risk. TrialNet hopes information gathered from participants will further its efforts to prevent or cure the disease. So far, the screening program has helped researchers better predict who will develop diabetes and when they might require treatment. Early detection is vital, because it helps patients avoid dangerous complications that can occur when diabetes goes undetected, and may also help the patient’s body make insulin for a longer period of time.

If you are interested in learning more about this free screening program, please email Jessica Ferguson, RN or call the UF Diabetes Research Group at (352) 334-0866. In addition, please join us for one our seminars this week with Dr. Jay Skyler (left column) to learn more about the TrialNet Program and other ongoing diabetes research efforts.

UF Students with Diabetes

If you are a UF student with diabetes, consider joining the UF Students with Diabetes group. The UF Students with Diabetes group (UF SWD) provides opportunities for social networking, internships, participation in national conferences, and research opportunities.

The next meeting will take place on September 20, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Please visit the UF SWD Facebook page for the  latest updates, or contact Lori Blanton at for more information.

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7 Minutes of Vigorous Daily Exercise Linked to Improved Health in Youth

Canadian researchers recruited 605 nine to 17-year-olds and found that doing intense physical activity for at least seven minutes daily was tied to lower body weight and waist circumference. The intense activity also was tied to lower blood pressure levels and increased fitness, researchers reported on the website of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. You can learn more online.

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