2019 Bluevember Events

World Diabetes Day

Join us in recognizing World Diabetes Day on Thursday, November 14, on the University of Florida campus. All World Diabetes Day events are free and open to the public.

Glucose Screenings

Thursday, November 14 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the HPNP Courtyard

Poster Session

Thursday, November 14 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Biomedical Sciences Building (BMS) Atrium

Breakfast will be provided beginning at 9:00 a.m.


Kenneth Cusi, M.D.

Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Florida

Doctor Kenneth Cusi

Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 14 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the HPNP Auditorium

We are celebrating the research and clinical efforts of UF faculty. This multidisciplinary event will cover type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes-related issues.

Lunch will be provided for the first 200 attendees.


Desmond Schatz, M.D.

Interim Chair, UF College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics; Interim Physician-in-chief, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital; Medical Director, UF Diabetes Institute; Associate Director, UF CRC; Past President, American Diabetes Association.

Headshot of Desmond Schatz


Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, Ph.D., APRN, CDE

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Diabetes Education and Clinic Operations, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, UF College of Medicine

Anastasia Albanese-O'Neill Headshot

Todd Brusko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, UF College of Medicine

Todd Brusko

Michael Perri, Ph.D.

Dean, UF College of Public Health and Health Professions; Robert G. Frank Endowed Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Michael Perri

Seminar: “Psychosocial Issues in Type 1 Diabetes”

Thursday, November 14 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Communicore C1-7

Food and beverages will be provided.


Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA

National Director of Mission, JDRF Miss America, 1999

Nicole Johnson Headshot

Fitness Fest

Sunday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Depot Park 

Join us for a wellness walk, yoga, group fitness classes, face painting, and more.

-Sign In/Registration-
Location: Depot Park Promenade by the Hill
Starting Time: 8:30 a.m.

– Wellness Walk-
Starting Location: Depot Park Promenade by the Hill
Kickoff Time: 9:00 a.m.

-U-Jam with Angelica from Gainesville Health & Fitness
Location: Depot Park Hill
Time: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

-Zumba with Yessenia from Gainesville Health & Fitness
Location: Depot Park Hill
Time: 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

-Yoga with Emily from Yoga Pod Gainesville
Location: Depot Park Hill
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Please bring your own mat or towel.

-Face Painting by Tonya
Location: Depot Park Promenade by the Hill
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Raffle items: 5 gift certificates from the Florida School of Massage and 1 gift card from The Hyppo!

This event is free and open to the public.

TrialNet Type 1 Diabetes Risk Screening

Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at UF Clinical and Translational Research Building, 2004 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32610


2019 Tour de Cure

Saturday, November 16 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at FIS Campus, Jacksonville

Join the UF Diabetes Institute at the American Diabetes Association’s 2019 Tour de Cure: North Florida.