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Dr. Stabler awarded $1M microencapsulation grant from JDRF

Published: June 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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American Diabetes Association feature: Why I Am A Diabetes Researcher

Published: June 9th, 2015

More than one-third of ADA research is dedicated to projects relevant to type 1 diabetes. Learn more about Dr. Shannon Wallet, an associate professor in the UF College of Dentistry department of oral biology in the new “Why I am a Diabetes Researcher” blog post from the American Diabetes Association.

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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 (T1D) without the use of immunosuppresive drugs.

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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.

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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: April 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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Even small amounts of physical activity benefit longetivity

Published: April 8th, 2015

Todd M. Manini, associate professor in the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, was quoted in a recent Reuters article about slight physical activity leading to substantial health benefits. The story also ran In Fox News, Yahoo! Finance and The Huffington Post. Read more.

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

Published: April 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: April 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 Jonas Scholar Aluma presents at Annual Nursing Conference

Published: March 23rd, 2015

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neil, PhD, ARNP, CDE, assistant professor in the UF College of Nursing, was recently highlighted by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence for her research on mobile diabetes technology presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society annual conference, entitled Fathers, Diabetes Education, and Mobile Technology. Read more.