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UFDI Director receives ADA Award

Dr. Mark Atkinson is currently the American Diabetes Association Eminent Scholar for Diabetes Research at the University of Florida (UF), the Jeffrey Keene Family Professor, and the Director for the UF Diabetes Institute. The author of over 600 publications, 2023 marks his 40th year of investigation into the field of type…

ECHO Type 1 Diabetes

ECHO Type 1 Diabetes is an 18-month pilot program, which is allowing researchers at the University of Florida and Stanford University to learn more about how to improve care access for underserved adult and pediatric communities living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

Delta Epsilon Psi Scholarship For Students With Diabetes

Delta Epsilon Psi is excited to announce their first ever scholarship on the behalf of the Rho Chapter Alumni Association. DEPsi is offering a $600 scholarship to any full-time University of Florida student with Type 1 or 2 Diabetes and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The financial burden…

Adult T1D Social

Join JDRF North Florida for an adult T1D social on Thursday, January 26th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ballyhoo Grill. Email Pam Williams to RSVP See flyer below for more details: Email Pam Williams to RSVP…

UF researchers discover link between ZIP14 and NTBI

We found that overexpression of ZIP14 and ZIP8, but not DMT1, resulted in increased NTBI uptake by βlox5 cells, a human β cell line. Conversely, siRNA-mediated knockdown of ZIP14, but not ZIP8, resulted in 50% lower NTBI uptake in βlox5 cells.