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Publication by Dr. Benjamin Keselowsky featured in biomaterials book

UFDI researcher Dr. Benjamin Keselowsky’s paper ‘Biomaterials-Based Immunomodulation of Dendritic Cells’ was featured in Laura Santambrogio, M.D., Ph.D.’s latest book, Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine and the Immune System. You can find Dr. Santambrogio’s book here.

A Passion to Defeat Diabetes

As a long-time diabetes advocate, Janet Silverstein, M.D., has been traveling to Camp Winona in the Ocala National Forest to serve as medical director for the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes since 1979.

Are you interested in participating in a Type 1 diabetes research study?

Diabetes investigators at UF Health are seeking participants for a pharmaceutical research study of 1 and up to 3 years to test an investigational new drug for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. We are looking for males and females between the ages of 18 and 35 who have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes within the past 8 weeks. Enrolled participants will receive payment compensation for their time and travel during the study. Learn more.

Organic Food for Kids: Worth the Price?

In an article published on WebMD, pediatricians argue parents may be wasting their money by buying organic foods based on the belief they are more nutritious. Dr. Janet Silverstein, a Pediatrician at the University of Florida and avid Florida Diabetes Camp supporter, gives her advice as well. The American Academy of Pediatricians provides information on milk, organic produce, and meat correlating to their research.

Research Spotlight: Patrick Rowe, PhD

Patrick Rowe, PhD, a researcher at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, is using groundbreaking technology to better understand the early stages of type 1 diabetes. Via a laser microdissection system, he is investigating whether islet autoantibodies, early markers of risk for type 1 diabetes, are associated with stressed/overworked insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.