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UF Diabetes Researcher Honored by JDRF

Published: Jan 30th, 2015

Mark A. Atkinson, 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 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 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.

UF, UM to advance discoveries in diabetes

Published: Jan 30th, 2015

Researchers at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute and University of Miami will share a new $3.3 million grant awarded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to help fast-track exceptionally significant discoveries in T1D.

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At a Glance: American Diabetes Association

Published: Nov 14th, 2014

Combining Efforts to Stop Diabetes® Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and an additional 86 million have prediabetes, placing them at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The University of Florida and […]

Diabetes: A Global Burden

Diabetes: A Global Burden

Published: Oct 8th, 2014

In 2013, the global prevalence of diabetes was estimated at 382 million. By 2035, the number is expected to reach 592 million. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that 8.3% […]

UF Diabetes Institute Executive Council

Published: Jul 17th, 2014

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Bacteria in the Gut Offer Clues to Diabetes

Published: Jul 11th, 2014

A new study co-authored by University of Florida diabetes researchers finds that bacteria in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids. The research is helping clarify the importance of healthy gut bacteria development in early childhood and could help lead to novel prevention therapies for people at risk of developing the disease.

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UF Researchers Named Among Top 10 International Type 1 Diabetes Experts

Published: Jun 30th, 2014

UF Diabetes Institute co-directors Mark Atkinson, PhD and Desmond Schatz, MD, are recognized as global leading authorities in the field of Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Together, their preeminent research contributions are shedding light on promising new therapies to treat and prevent this disease. Learn more about this outstanding achievement.

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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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Predicting and preventing Type 1 diabetes

Published: May 3rd, 2014

A new University of Florida pilot study is helping researchers better understand the trajectory of Type 1 diabetes and may one day help lead to interventions to prevent the disease.

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UF Health Diabetes Faculty present at IDS 2013

Published: Dec 1st, 2013

Four distinguished UF Health diabetes experts will be heading ‘Down Under’ to Australia during the first week of December to highlight Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research work at the 13th International Congress of the Immunology Diabetes Society (IDS) in Lorne, Australia.