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Grip strength may help identify people with undiagnosed diabetes

Muscle strength may play a role in cardiometabolic disease. A new study led by Arch Mainous III, Ph.D., College of Public Health and Health Professions, finds that that grip strength measurements may be an effective way to identify cases of undiagnosed diabetes and high blood pressure. Read more.

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Associated Press | Researchers study insulin pills to prevent diabetes

Dr. Desmond Schatz, medical director of the UF Diabetes Institute, was quoted in a recent story on new research being done that could prevent Type 1 diabetes. "We know so very little about the exact mechanisms that cause Type 1 diabetes, which complicates efforts to prevent it." Read more.

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Dr. Stabler awarded $1M microencapsulation grant from JDRF

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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Dr. Shannon Wallet featured in American Diabetes Association blog

More than one-third of ADA research is dedicated to projects relevant to Type 1 diabetes. UF College of Dentistry Professor Shannon Wallet is at the forefront of research understanding oral complications of the disease. Read her recent feature on the American Diabetes Association's blog.

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UFDI Research Featured at ADA 75th Scientific Sessions Meeting

Members from The University of Florida Diabetes Institute recently presented their research findings at the ADA’s 75th Scientific Sessions Meeting in Boston. More than 40 UF physicians, researchers, graduate students, and faculty took part in this year’s programming. Read more.

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Picture perfect: Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids

UF Health researchers use photos to understand how Type 1 diabetes affects children, meeting a critical need for research that addresses children’s perspectives. Read more.

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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.

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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, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UF College of Nursing and Jonas Scholar alum, recently shared her research on mobile diabetes technology at the Southern Nursing Research Society annual conference. 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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