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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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Progress in sight: New UF vision research facility to open in 2015

Published: March 17th, 2015

More than 93 million people suffer vision loss from ‪diabetes worldwide. Newly-renovated laboratory space in the UF Department of Ophthalmology will help shed new light on promising treatments and therapies aimed at improving vision health for older adults, particularly those who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of adult blindness in the U.S. 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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Diabetes drug shows early promise as treatment for lupus

Published: February 17th, 2015

A new treatment that may reverse the effects of the most common type of lupus has shown promising results after undergoing early testing by a team of researchers at UF Health. The studies involved a number of mouse models of the disease and the key experimental findings were also observed in human cells from lupus patients. The results were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Read more.

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Diabetes Institute Ambassador Embarks on New NASCAR Season

Published: February 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: February 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: February 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.

The JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes project provides pancreatic tissue samples to more than 140 research projects across 17 countries.

UF, UM collaborate to advance Type 1 diabetes research discoveries

Published: January 30th, 2015

Researchers at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute and University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute will share a new $3.3 million collaborative grant awarded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust that will help fast-track significant discoveries in Type 1 diabetes worldwide. Read more.

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Researchers unravel complicated relationship between diabetes and HCV

Published: January 28th, 2015

Kenneth Cusi, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., Chief of Division of Adult Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Florida, is featured in the January print issue of Endocrine Today for research related to the underlying links between diabetes and liver disease. The cover story focuses on the complicated relationship between diabetes and hepatitis C virus. Read more.

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

Published: January 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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