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Dr. Keselowsky named UF Research Foundation Professor

Published: May 19th, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Keselowsky, associate professor in the Department of Biodmedical Engineering, has been named a UF Research Foundation Professor for 2015-2018. Professor Keselowsky is using a new $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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UF/IFAS Extension Launches New Prevention Course Online

Published: May 1st, 2015

UF Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist Linda B. Bobroff, Ph.D., RD, provides leadership for “Take Charge of Your Diabetes,” as well as diabetes education and wellness initiatives in partnership with county Extension faculty throughout Florida. Based on recent success, UF/IFAS Extension is launching 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

Affiliate diabetes researcher Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, UF College of Pharmacy, 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.

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UF to present at American Diabetes Association annual conference

Published: March 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: February 18th, 2015

University of Florida researchers have received two new multi-year grants totaling nearly $900,000 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 2014 Year in Review

Published: February 16th, 2015

Read about the UF Diabetes Institute’s 2014 accomplishments as highlighted in the January column of “On the Same Page” by David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and president of UF Health. Read more.