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Rays outfielder Sam Fuld a hit at USF inaugural diabetes sports camp

February 6, 2012

Kids coached by athletes who share their daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes  The kids who attended the first annual Sam Fuld USF Diabetes Center Sports Camp this weekend got more than a chance to catch fly balls, practice a tennis swing or hone hoop skills.   Throughout the day the youngsters heard positive messages from the camp coaches, all of whom share their daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes.  Perhaps none more reassuring than the one emphasized by the  athlete who helped organize the camp, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld. “I’m a […]

USF Health opens new family-centered Diabetes Center

November 14, 2011

Day-long celebration includes announcement of two new multimillion grants for diabetes research To cheers, applause and the snip of scissors across green satin ribbon, USF’s long-standing diabetes program ceremoniously opened its new facility Nov. 14 – World Diabetes Day – on the fifth floor of the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare. Families coping with diabetes, community supporters, elected officials, local media, physicians, researchers and support staff crowded into the new Center’s lobby in the morning, craning to see for themselves the opening of a comprehensive center that […]

USF’s Bringing Science Home gets $2M challenge grant

October 3, 2011

Sarasota, FL (Oct. 3, 2011) – The Patterson Foundation announced today that it has extended its $5.6 million collaborative partnership with USF Health for the Bringing Science Home initiative from three years to five years. In addition, The Patterson Foundation announced a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge up to $2 million for donations benefiting Bringing Science Home. This challenge creates the potential for a $4 million endowment for the initiative to ensure it thrives financially in perpetuity. L to R: Nicole Johnson, Bringing Science Home executive director; Debra Jacobs, CEO and president […]

Bringing Science Home’s Nicole Johnson featured at interactive diabetes conference

September 29, 2011

Johnson will be joined by several USF Health clinicians with diabetes expertise USF Health diabetes expertise will be front and center at the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference & Health Fair this Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Tampa Convention Center. Featured speaker Nicole Johnson, MPH, executive director of Bringing Science Home at USF Health, will speak on the topic “Living Well with Diabetes. Johnson, Miss America 1999, works to promote awareness, prevention and early detection of diabetes – a condition she has lived with since 1993.  Johnson and Denise […]

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld tours USF Diabetes Center

August 9, 2011

Fuld, who has Type 1 diabetes, met with young people who also live with the chronic condition. Scroll below to see a video of the day. Getting a peek at the new facilities was part of the reason nearly a dozen young people with Type 1 diabetes came with their families to the USF Diabetes Center Aug. 8. But the real reason was probably that Tampa Bay Rays baseball player Sam Fuld was there, too. The Fuld Family toured the USF Diabetes Center on Monday. From left, Sarah Fuld, Charlie […]

Managing diabetes at 200 mph

March 24, 2011

USF Diabetes Center hosts Indy race car driver Charlie Kimball at a community event launching a national campaign for insulin delivery options Charlie Kimball doesn’t let Type 1 diabetes stand in the way of pushing his 1,600 pound, 700-horsepower race car to its 200-plus mph limit. Kimball, in town to compete in Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, swung by USF Health Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare this Wednesday to launch a national campaign on options for insulin delivery. The campaign is sponsored by Novo Nordisk, which sponsors the number 83 […]

Dr. Henry Rodriguez helps lead USF’s pursuit of T1 diabetes cure

December 1, 2010

Dr. Henry Rodriguez, an internationally recognized leader in the field of juvenile, or Type I, diabetes, did his homework before joining the USF Diabetes Center as medical director this summer. He was impressed by the leadership of Dr. Jeffrey Krischer, director of the USF Diabetes Center and the Pediatric Epidemiology Center, who has attracted millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health research funding and made USF a data and technology coordinating hub for nearly every major center worldwide conducting Type I diabetes research. He saw the potential to partner […]

Bringing Science Home brings teens, parents together

July 2, 2010

         Maryam Elarbi didn’t know that having Type 1 diabetes would allow her to ask for extra time on the SAT.         But while 16-year-old Maryam was taking the test this year, her blood sugar dropped so low that she had to take a break and eat a snack. She missed about 25 minutes of test time and, because it wasn’t arranged in advance, wasn’t allowed to make it up — a problem that she feels lowered her score.        “It shouldn’t be that we have to keep asking […]

Bringing Science Home: transforming life with diabetes

June 11, 2010

        Members of the teen advisory board for Bringing Science Home address the crowd at Friday’s announcement. L to R: Liz Giles, Robert Colon, Laura Bernstein        For Alysia Ekizian, the benefits of USF Health’s newest project, Bringing Science Home, have already begun – even though the project officially kicked off Friday.         “If you had to have diabetes, this is what you want,” Ekezian said. “You want to give your child a voice.”         A voice, she said, and a community.        That’s what Ekizian’s daughter, Melanie, has […]

USF, The Patterson Foundation announce $5.6 million project to transform chronic illness

June 10, 2010

A digital media kit on Bringing Science Home TAMPA, FL (June 11, 2010) — USF Health and The Patterson Foundation have embarked on a partnership to help people with chronic illness live happier, healthier lives. USF Health will use a transformational $5.66 million gift from The Patterson Foundation to launch Bringing Science Home, a model program that will develop new ways of learning and caring to help people approach their lives optimistically. The project will start by focusing on diabetes, especially in helping people transition through important life stages, and […]

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