USF Health Launches Bringing Science Home

Thanks to a $5.66 million gift from The Patterson Foundation, part of the USF System’s $600-million USF:Unstoppable Campaign, Bringing Science Home will work to help people with chronic diseases live fuller and more optimistic lives. The project will start by studying the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes and helping young people with the transition of caring for their diabetes more independently.


Led by Executive Director, Nicole Johnson – she knows that struggle firsthand. After she was diagnosed with diabetes at 19, she was told that many of her life goals were now out of reach. Fortunately, she didn’t listen. She went on to become Miss America 1999, to complete two master’s degrees, and now juggles her career in diabetes advocacy with being a mother.


But she wants to be sure young people diagnosed today get a different message.


“They can accomplish whatever they want,” Johnson said. ”And their condition is just along for the ride.”


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