Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Dr. Janice Zgibor and researchers suggest changes needed in diabetes screening

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Current screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors may not reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease in the general population, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Janice Zgibor, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Identifying and treating diabetes early are beneficial and cost-effective, however, according to Zgibor, current […]

Dr. Amy Alman receives $3M NIH grant to examine the subgingival microbiome

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Amy Alman, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been awarded a $3 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to examine the bacteria in plaque below the gum line and its association with Type 1 diabetes, […]

Is diabetes care in need of an overhaul?

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Diabetes care is too fragmented, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Janice Zgibor, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Zgibor and her colleagues have traveled the world to examine how the integration of health care for diabetics improves overall health outcomes. Their findings are compiled in the book, “Integrated […]

Dr. Troy Quast to examine effects of Hurricane Katrina on senior diabetics

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Troy Quast has received an award from the NIH National Institute on Aging to examine how Hurricane Katrina affected the health of seniors with diabetes. The two-year, $74,750 grant for “Short- and Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Seniors with Chronic Conditions” will consist of retrospective data analysis using Medicare […]

Dr. Leslene Gordon reappointed to Florida diabetes council

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USF College of Public Health graduate Dr. Leslene Gordon was reappointed to the Florida Government Diabetes Advisory Council. This marks Gordon’s second term with the council, but this accomplishment only grazes the surface on her wealth of professional health experience. The Kingston, Jamaica native began her public health experience in New York. Gordon earned her […]

Using the internet to reduce diabetes risk inexpensively

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There are more cost-effective ways to combat obesity and its related health issues, according to new research, and the answer is just a click away. USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Janice Zgibor, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics, and colleagues found that providing an online adaptation of a diabetes prevention lifestyle […]

When patients choose, they lose and reduce diabetes risk

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More than 80 million Americans have prediabetes, increasing their chances of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Janice Zgibor, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and research colleagues set out to determine if weight loss and […]

COPH researcher: heart fat matters

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Where the body stores fat can have serious systemic effects on health, according to Dr. Amy Alman, assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Alman’s research found that higher levels of pericardial fat, which is fat deposited around the heart, is associated with higher rates of diabetes in […]