$1.6 million grant to help UF researchers improve access to Type 1 diabetes care

— Doug Bennett

Researchers at the UF Diabetes Institute and Stanford University have been awarded a $1.6 million grant by the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to study ways to improve care access for underserved adults and children living with the diabetes. The 18-month pilot grant was awarded to Michael J. Haller, M.D., a professor and chief of pediatric endocrinology in the UF College of Medicine, and Ashby Walker, Ph.D., the director of health equity initiatives at the UF Diabetes Institute, along with collaborators at Stanford. The researchers will work with primary care health providers in Florida and California to address the racial, socioeconomic and geographic disparities that affect health outcomes among these patients.