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Todd M. Brusko, Ph.D., named Scientific Director of the UF Diabetes Institute

Todd M. Brusko, associate professor for UF Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, has been named Scientific Director of the UF Diabetes Institute (UFDI). Dr. Brusko joins the senior leadership team of the UFDI under its Director, Mark Atkinson, PhD, Pediatric Medical Director, Desmond Schatz, MD, and…

ADA Now Accepting 2021 Board Member and Elect-Officer Applications

On Behalf of Jennifer Von Willer & American Diabetes Association Board of Directors Now Accepting 2021 Board Member and Elect-Officer Applications The Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association is seeking accomplished leaders who want to make a difference for the 34 million Americans living with diabetes…

Personal Reflections on the Notion of “Outcomes”

– An Interview with David Panzirer, Trustee, The Helmsley Charitable Trust – Over the last 13 years, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has become one of the world’s largest financial supporters of type 1 diabetes research and care, at a global level.  David Panzirer, a Trustee and…

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…

Insulins Consistent with Product Labeling

Timothy Garrett, Ph.D., associate professor of the UF Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, led a study examining the consistency and potency of insulin purchased at U.S. retail pharmacies. The researchers found that all human and analog insulins measured contained the expected quantity of active insulin. Other UF…

New Study for Parents of Children with T1D

 Does Your Child Have Type 1 Diabetes?   We Are Looking for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes to Play an Important Role in Research  We are trying to understand the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on parents of youth with Type 1 Diabetes and any associated attitudes, behaviors,…

FreeStyle Libre in Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

In partnership with Insulin for Life USA, the Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition, and the American Diabetes Association, Abbott has committed to donating 25,000 FreeStyle Libre sensors and 1,000 readers to be used by non-profit hospitals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a result of a special FDA…