Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Two COPH faculty awarded 2017 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, USF Health distinguished professor, chair of global health and interim chair of environmental and occupational health, and Dr. Amy Alman, assistant professor of epidemiology, are among 17 faculty members from across the USF System with the 2017 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards. The ceremony was held in […]

Dr. Janice Zgibor’s ‘remedy’ to improving diabetes care

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Primary care providers need help providing quality care to patients with diabetes, according to Dr. Janice Zgibor of the USF College of Public Health. Zgibor, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with more than 20 years of experience in diabetes research, examined how certified diabetes educators (CDEs) improved patient outcomes. Her […]

MPH student Matt Allman goes blue for diabetes awareness

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month and what better way to draw attention to the disease than with blue hair! USF College of Public Health graduate student Matt Allman did just that this month when he sported bright blue locks for the month’s cause. A 22-year-old MPH student, Allman has been living with type 1 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 […]