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UF IFAS Extension Launches New Prevention Course Online

Published: May 1st, 2015

UF Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist Linda B. Bobroff, Ph.D., RD, director of the “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” lifestyle program as well as diabetes education and wellness initiatives in partnership with county Extension faculty throughout Florida will help launch a new online program for cancer prevention. Read more.

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Dr. Kenneth Cusi Wins 2015 College of Medicine Clinical Research Award

Published: Apr 8th, 2015

Congrats to Dr. Cusi! The 2015 recipient of the UF College of Medicine Faculty Research Award in Clinical Science. Dr. Cusi is the principal investigator of a number of ongoing clinical research projects. His grants focus on cutting-edge research in adult endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, both on clinical and basic research aspects related to the role of obesity and lipotoxicity in the development of Type 2 diabetes and its complications. Read more.

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Diamyd Medical contributes to JDRF initiative to increase understanding of Type 1 diabetes

Published: Apr 8th, 2015

Diamyd Medical, a Swedish medical research company, annouced that it will join a research initiative launched by JDRF aimed at increasing the understanding of the natural progression of type 1 diabetes in order to transform and accelerate drug development for the disease. Diamyd Medical will contribute data that will be made available to industry and academia partners through an open access database together with similar data from other late stage type 1 diabetes studies.

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UF Health pharmacist wins cardiology award

Published: Apr 1st, 2015

Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., M.S., associate professor in the department of pharmacotherapy and translational research, has received the American College of Cardiology’s 2015 Distinguished Associate Award. Dr. Cooper-DeHoff’s research emphasizes achieving healthy blood pressure control through reduction of risk factors for hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. Read more.

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UF to present at American Diabetes Association annual conference

Published: Mar 10th, 2015

Results from a UF diabetes research project have been selected for presentation at the upcoming American Diabetes Association 75th Scientific Sessions conference in June. Ashby Walker, Ph.D., Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, will present the study findings, entitled “Making a Difference with Behavioral Science.” Read more.

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New American Diabetes Association Grants Expand Diabetes Research

Published: Feb 18th, 2015

University of Florida researchers have received two new multi-year grants totaling nearly $1M in funding from the American Diabetes Association; enabling the launch of new scientific studies in Type 1 diabetes and diabetes-linked eye disease. Both awards seek to identify new therapies for early intervention and provide a foundation for future research. Read more.

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UF Diabetes Institute Ambassador Embarks on New NASCAR Season

Published: Feb 9th, 2015

NASCAR’s Ryan Reed is teaming with the American Diabetes Association in his second full season in the NASCAR Xfininty Series. Reed, a member of the UF Diabetes Institute Ambassadors Council, will campaign for awareness and educational efforts at all NASCAR Nationwide races this year, as well as at several off track health and wellness initiatives. See website for more details.

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UF Diabetes Institute Director, Researcher Honored by JDRF

Published: Feb 4th, 2015

Mark A. Atkinson, PhD., director of the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, and Alberto Pugliese, M.D., head of the Immunogenetics Program at the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute, were recently honored with the JDRF Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine Excellence in Clinical Research Award on behalf of the JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD). Learn more.

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Paging Dr. Google: A New Tool for Parents

Published: Feb 3rd, 2015

A new study by University of Florida researchers published in the February issue of Diabetes Care finds that most parents of children with Type 1 diabetes use online health information, including social media, to gain knowledge of the disease. The survey findings can help better establish how much Internet sources affect parents’ level of care for their children, and which ones parents may rely on for accurate information.

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UF T1D research among JDRF’s Top 10 Research Advances in 2014

Published: Jan 10th, 2015

A collaborative type 1 diabetes study led by researchers from UF and the Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, in Germany is recognized among JDRF’s Top 10 Research Advances in 2014. The JDRF-funded research has shed more light on the connection between T1D, gut bacteria interactions, and certain viruses.

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