USF Targets Diabetes

USF is launching on a bold new plan to fight diabetes on every front with its Center of Excellence for Diabetes and Autoimmune Disorders. Already a national leader in epidemiological research to understand and prevent diabetes, USF is working to dramatically increase its clinical research, expand its diabetes education program, and establish a comprehensive center that will offer patients a new level of care in Florida. USF hopes to build facilities to conduct research on possible cures for diabetes, in both outpatient and inpatient settings.  More…

USF’s Dr. Jeffrey Krischer has won more than $390 million in federal grant funding to study the causes of Type 1 diabetes, as well as how to prevent and treat the disease. USF has named Krischer to fill the new Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research at USF Health. More…

USF is working to provide Florida residents the best information available about diabetes at its Diabetes Center, one of three approved by state legislators. We are deeply committed to leading the fight against diabetes, a devastating disease that affects more Americans every day. More…

Back at USF, former Miss America advocates diabetes education

Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, is a USF graduate and leading advocate for diabetes education. She’s helping USF with its diabetes initiative. Check out Nicole Johnson’s official website at

Living with Diabetes: One Teen’s Story

Grace Emery loves jumping on her mini-trampoline but already dreams of law school. Grace is 17, and she has Type I diabetes.

Dreaming up a diabetes center

Parents of children with diabetes share their visions for health care with USF.

Diabetes researcher brings $389M to USF
The St. Petersburg Times
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Record Research Dollars Shows USF Making Giant Strides
The Tampa Tribune PDF

People to Watch
Maddux Business Report PDF

Decoding Diabetes
USF Magazine Winter 2008 PDF