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UFDI Year in Review

UFDI Year in Review

Published: Apr 12th, 2015

Read about the UFDI’s 2014 accomplishments as highlighted in the January column of On the Same Page by Dr. David S. Guzick, UF senior vice president for health affairs and president of UF Health.

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

Published: Apr 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.

The WISE Brain Study (Weightloss Intervention Surgical Effects on Brain Function)

Published: Jan 13th, 2015

Study Name: Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Bariatric Surgery Effects on Brain Function Study Principal Investigator: Ronald Cohen, Ph.D. | The University of Florida Institute on Aging Study Coordinator: Anne Banks, M.S. | annebanks@ufl.edu Phone: 352-294-5837 […]

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Vitamin D levels lack association with NAFLD, UF study finds

Published: Oct 27th, 2014

The relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease does not appear to be causal, challenging prior observational evidence that increasing the vitamin could reduce disease risk, according to new research published in the Journal of Hepatology. The UF study also measured the potential causal relationships between vitamin D and type 2 diabetes, and found similar outcomes.

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UF study aims to assess prevalence of fatty liver in African-Americans

Published: Aug 28th, 2014

A fatty liver is now the most common chronic liver condition in adult Americans and will soon be the leading cause of end-stage liver disease in patients that are obese or have type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Researchers at the University of Florida want to determine whether African-Americans accumulate fat in their livers in a similar way to Caucasians and Hispanics in order to develop novel insight for early diagnosis and treatment techniques for the condition.

UFDI Executive Council

Published: Jul 17th, 2014

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UF receives grant to study effects of weight-loss surgery on brain, memory function

Published: Jul 8th, 2014

In a new five-year study funded by the National Institutes of Health, University of Florida researchers will study the effects of bariatric weight-loss surgery on brain function, thinking, and memory. The cutting-edge research is the latest in a growing movement to explore the potential relationships between type 2 diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer’s disease.

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UF Researchers Present at ADA’s 74th Scientific Sessions

Published: Jun 21st, 2014

UF and UF Health faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students submitted a record number of original research presentations for the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions held June 13-17, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. This year’s submissions represent one of the largest showcases of research emanating from UF.

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Improving the Healthcare Transition in Diabetes

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

A recent literature search reveals the need for more engagement to help diabetes patients navigate their way from a pediatric to adult healthcare setting, according to UF Health researchers.

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Endocrine Today Magazine features Dr. Kenneth Cusi

Published: Oct 31st, 2012

Kenneth Cusi, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E, chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in UF’s College of Medicine, was recently featured in ‘Endocrine Today’ magazine to talk about the relationship between diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); his area of research expertise.