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Brusko Lab: Protecting the “Blighted” Beta Cell

Published: Sep 20th, 2012

In an interview with International Innovation, Todd Brusko, PhD, explains how changes in the field of diabetes research are giving his team of scientists at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence new opportunities and hope to be able to translate their laboratory findings into clinical treatments. Currently, his team is investigating treatments for type 1 diabetes based on their experiments with regulatory T cells, known as “Tregs.” Learn more.

NATCO 37th Annual Meeting

Published: Jun 1st, 2012

The NATCO Annual Meeting is the premier meeting where transplant and procurement practitioners join together to learn cutting-edge skills and collaborate with colleagues from all areas of their profession.

Research Spotlight

UF Research Spotlight

Published: May 24th, 2012

University of Florida investigators Brian S. Wilson, MD, PhD, and Mark Atkinson, PhD, have teamed up with colleagues at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., to devise a new combination therapy that reverses established type 1 diabetes in mice.

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What does GRAS have to do with Diabetes?

Published: Feb 10th, 2012

You can listen to an interview on Diabetes Radio with Mark Atkinson, PhD, Desmond Schatz, MD, and Robert Levine, MD, or read about GRAS in the American Diabetes Association publication, Diabetes.

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Doing Battle with Diabetes

Published: Oct 25th, 2011

“UF works to unlock causes and cures so kids like Matt Danner won’t be sidelined by their disease.” Florida Magazine recently featured an article highlighting the UF Diabetes Center researchers, physicians, and a special patient, Matt Danner.

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Dr. Mark Atkinson on the Science Behind Curing Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Sep 2nd, 2011

A cure for Type 1 diabetes has been the holy grail for researchers worldwide since the first clinical trials seeking to cure the disease began some three decades ago. But despite many advances, the target still seems just out of reach.

JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes

JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes

Published: May 20th, 2010

Supported by JDRF at the University of Florida — the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD) program represents the largest consortium dedicated entirely to the study of the […]

Atkinson Lab

Atkinson Lab

Published: Sep 21st, 2009

Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. Director, UF Diabetes Institute Dr. Atkinson is the American Diabetes Association Eminent Scholar for Diabetes Research and the Jefferey Keene Family Professor at the University of Florida. […]

Immunological Studies in Type 1 Diabetes

Published: May 1st, 2009

Study Name: Immune Function During Various Stages of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Principal Investigator: Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. Study Coordinator: Clive Wasserfall, M.S. Phone: (352) 273-9298 Email: clive@ufl.edu What is the Immune Function […]

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Published: Apr 30th, 2009

Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. Dr. Mark Atkinson is the American Diabetes Association eminent scholar for diabetes research at The University of Florida. The author of over 375 publications, he is beginning […]