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Dept-web-banner-news-image-630x298The UF Diabetes Institute is committed to advancing patient care and ultimately finding a cure through innovative treatment, education and pioneering research.  Together, our many important contributions to the field help strengthen our organizational mission and improve the health outlook for all who are impacted by this disease.

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American Diabetes Association feature: Why I Am A Diabetes Researcher

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

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

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

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

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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UF Health pharmacist wins cardiology award

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

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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Genetics breakthrough will boost diabetes research

UF genetics expert Patrick Concannon, Ph.D., is part of group that has homed in on the genes suspected in Type 1 diabetes. “It’s a game-changer,” he said.

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Diabetes drug shows early promise as treatment for lupus

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.

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Combination therapy for diabetes

Results from a UF Health pilot study have led to a new national trial investigating a combination treatment for individuals newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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New American Diabetes Association Grants Expand Diabetes Research

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

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.

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UF Diabetes Institute Director, Researcher Honored by JDRF

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.

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

University of Florida and U. Miami to bolster Type 1 diabetes research collaboration

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

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

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. Learn more.

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