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Schatz Received UF COM Lifetime Achievement Award

Every year, the UF College of Medicine Faculty Council recognizes its most outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary service and accomplishments that increase the College’s national reputation in their respective areas of expertise. This year, Desmond Schatz, M.D., Interim Chair of Pediatrics and UFDI Pediatric Medical Director, was…

Walker on ADA Webinar Expert Panel

Ashby Walker, Ph.D., on ADA webinar panel about "COVID-19 and the Diabetes Care Team: Challenges and Opportunities to Help Vulnerable Populations".

Keshav Motwani Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Keshav Motwani, an undergraduate fellow in the Brusko Laboratory with the UFDI, was one of 396 students nationwide selected for the 2020 Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate award in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. It is awarded to students who demonstrate…

2019 Year in Review

The UFDI is pleased to present the 2019 Year in Review, which serves as a reflection of our countless achievements throughout the past year.

UFDI researcher on team studying possible T1D link

A prolonged infection by a common virus might sometimes trigger the immune system attack on the pancreas that ultimately leads to Type 1 diabetes. The finding from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young, or TEDDY, study was recently published in the journal Nature Medicine by a team of scientists that includes a University of Florida Health researcher.

UF researchers to study gut bacteria and T1D

A group of UF researchers will use a new $3.3 million grant to evaluate safety, tolerability, and general response to the probiotic Lactobacillus johnsonii N6.2 in people with T1D. The scientists aim to determine if the probiotic has a positive impact on gastrointestinal health and general wellness for individuals with T1D.