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UF Pediatric Endocrinology Ranked Top 10 in the Nation

UF Pediatric Endocrinology team ranked top 10 nationally   Please join us in congratulating the UF Pediatric Endocrinology team for their recognition as the highest-ranked specialty at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and as a top 10 nationally ranked program by U.S. News & World Report!  To read…

UFDI investigators cited in two new type 1 diabetes studies

Desmond Schatz, M.D. and Bimota Nambam, Ph.D. recently released new publications. Both investigators co-authored Immune Intervention in Type 1 Diabetes, which reviews recently published immune interventional and mechanistic studies in T1D subjects. The highlighted publications consist of primary (before the development of islet autoantibodies) and secondary prevention studies…

Mobilization without immune depletion fails to restore immunological tolerance or preserve beta cell function in recent onset type 1 diabetes

UFDI investigators and collaborators found that granulocyte colony stimulating factor monotherapy did not affect C-peptide production, HbA1c, or insulin dose.This study supports the continued exploration of G-CSF and other mobilizing agents in subjects with T1D, but only when combined with immunodepleting agents where synergistic mechanisms of action have previously demonstrated…