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Grip strength may help identify people with undiagnosed diabetes

Published: Jul 29th, 2015

Muscle strength may play a role in cardiometabolic disease. A new study led by Arch Mainous III, Ph.D., College of Public Health and Health Professions, finds that that grip strength measurements may be an effective way to identify cases of undiagnosed diabetes and high blood pressure. Read more.


ITN opens EXTEND Study in Type 1 Diabetes | Immune Tolerance Network

Published: Jul 15th, 2015

The University of Florida is among the first sites nationwide to offer The EXTEND trial, a new clinical trial that will test the ability of the drug tocilizumab to slow disease progression and may help maintain natural insulin production in individuals with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes. For more information, contact the University of Florida Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet research team; 352-294-5761.

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Associated Press | Researchers study insulin pills to prevent diabetes

Published: Jul 15th, 2015

Dr. Desmond Schatz, medical director of the UF Diabetes Institute, was quoted in a recent story on new research being done that could prevent Type 1 diabetes. “We know so very little about the exact mechanisms that cause Type 1 diabetes, which complicates efforts to prevent it.” Read more.


UF professor receives AADE award for diabetes research

Published: Jul 7th, 2015

Assistant Professor Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill received the 2015 Innovative Use of Media Technology Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators. As the recipient of this award she will receive $3,000.00 for the development and/ or implementation of a concept for the innovative use of media and technology to advance diabetes self-management education and training.

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Dr. Stabler awarded $1M microencapsulation grant from JDRF

Published: Jun 11th, 2015

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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Dr. Shannon Wallet featured in American Diabetes Association blog

Published: Jun 9th, 2015

More than one-third of ADA research is dedicated to projects relevant to Type 1 diabetes. UF College of Dentistry Professor Shannon Wallet is at the forefront of research understanding oral complications of the disease. Read her recent feature on the American Diabetes Association’s blog.

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UFDI Research Featured at ADA 75th Scientific Sessions Meeting

Published: Jun 2nd, 2015

Members from The University of Florida Diabetes Institute recently presented their research findings at the ADA’s 75th Scientific Sessions Meeting in Boston. More than 40 UF physicians, researchers, graduate students, and faculty took part in this year’s programming. Read more.

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Picture Perfect

Published: Jun 1st, 2015

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


Dr. Keselowsky named UF Research Foundation Professor

Published: May 19th, 2015

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.


Dr. Sumerlin Receives International Award for Young Scientists

Published: May 1st, 2015

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.