Nicole Johnson brings $90,000 home for student diabetes programs

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Nicole Johnson’s Bringing Science Home is the recipient of a $90,000 grant from Novo Nordisk. This gift will support Students With Diabetes, a national program focused on four components:  grassroots organization, research, internship programs, and a national conferences.

Nicole Johnson

Students With Diabetes has affiliate chapters on 30 college campuses. Last summer, more than 120 attendees from 25 states attended the group’s national conference in Tampa.

Nicole Johnson earned the first DrPH degree awarded from the USF College of Public Health. She is the executive director of Bringing Science Home and serves on the executive committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Board of Directors.

Crowned Miss America in 1999, Johnson is a public role model and champion for people living with diabetes. Next year, she will collaborate with the American Association of Diabetes Educators to create a national transition program and book intended to help educators form positive relationships with young adults with Type 1 diabetes.

USF Health is the academic home for Bringing Science Home.