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Clayton Mathews, Ph.D. Recognized by University of Florida Research Foundation

Published: May 24th, 2016

Clayton Mathews, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Medicine, was recently named by the University of Florida Research Foundation as one of 34 UFRF Professors for 2016-2019.     […]

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UFDI investigators cited in two new type 1 diabetes studies

Published: February 8th, 2016

Desmond Schatz, M.D. and Bimota Nambam, Ph.D. recently released new publications. Both investigators co-authored Immune Intervention in Type 1 Diabetes, which reviews recently published immune interventional and mechanistic studies in […]


C-Myc regulation by costimulatory signals modulates the generation of CD8+ memory T cells during viral infection

Published: January 24th, 2016

UFDI Investigator Shahram Salek-Ardakani, Ph.D. and collaborators identified c-Myc as a key controller of memory CD8+ T cells from costimulatory signals.


Type 1 diabetes through two lenses: comparing adolescent and parental perspectives with photos

Published: January 24th, 2016

‘Photovoice’ (photos and captions) was used in this UF study to illustrate the differences in perspective between adolescents and parents regarding living with a child with T1D. The results showcase […]


Navigating School With Diabetes

Published: January 20th, 2016

The New York Times recently published a feature on the challenges children with type 1 diabetes face in school- read a collection of several parents’ stories here.

Schatz 2015 Medium

UFDI Investigator Desmond Schatz, M.D. announced President of Medicine & Science for the American Diabetes Association

Published: January 13th, 2016

Dr. Schatz is the Medical Director of the Diabetes Center, Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of the Clinic Research Center at University of Florida.


Effect of Metformin Added to Insulin on Glycemic Control Among Overweight/Obese Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Published: January 5th, 2016

UFDI Investigator Michael Haller, M.D. and collaborators found that among overweight adolescents with type 1 diabetes, the addition of metformin to insulin did not improve glycemic control after 6 months.


A cell-based microarray to investigate combinatorial effects of microparticle-encapsulated adjuvants on dendritic cell activation

Published: January 3rd, 2016

UF investigators studied the feasibility of the immunoarray platform to screen microparticle- encapsulated adjuvant combinations for the development of improved and personalized vaccines.


Plasma thyroid hormone concentration is associated with hepatic triglyceride content in patients with type 2 diabetes

Published: December 28th, 2015

UFDI investigators and collaborators found that thyroid hormone may play a role in the regulation of hepatic steatosis and support the notion that hypothyroidism may be associated with non-alcoholic fatty […]


Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Youth Remain Limited

Published: December 28th, 2015

UF Investigators Colette Meehan, M.D., Janet Silverstein, M.D. examined treatment options available for youth with type 2 diabetes.