Posts Tagged Students with Diabetes

Alumnus Dr. Jarrett Brunny makes life better for Virginia children

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USF College of Public Health graduate Dr. Jarrett Brunny is changing the game for children in coastal Virginia where he is director of United for Children, part of the nonprofit United Way of South Hampton Roads. “There are 22,000 children living in extreme poverty in the Tidewater region near Norfolk, […]

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 […]

Students With Diabetes conference goes from ripple to wave amid impending change

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The 2015 Students With Diabetes conference was the largest yet, drawing some 180 participants to the Holiday Inn Westshore in Tampa over the Memorial Day weekend.  The group’s founding director, Dr. Nicole Johnson, is excited by the response, which continues to grow year by year. “It was amazing, especially when […]

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. Students With Diabetes has affiliate chapters on 30 college campuses. Last summer, […]

Students With Diabetes host national conference

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For most students, starting college is a big enough challenge. But for some young people, the transition is made even more difficult by the fact that they’re diabetic. Student with Diabetes is an organization that started at USF Health and has since spread to over 30 other college campuses, with the goal of creating a support community for 18 to 30 year-olds and their loved ones. In June, USF hosted the group’s third annual national conference.  Friendship and facts was the focus of the three-day event that brought together more […]