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UI Researchers Recognized by JDRF

Researchers from the UI Carver College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics were honored in May for their work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) chairperson Mary Tyler Moore and her husband, S. Robert Levine, M.D., presented the ninth annual Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine Excellence in Clinical Research Award to the UI team.

UI researchers included in the recognition are Eva Tsalikian, MD; Michael Tansey, MD; Debra Kucera, ARNP, CPNP; Julie Coffey, ARNP, CPN.; and Joanne Cabbage.

The UI researchers were part of a 75-member study group recognized for conducting a pivotal multi-center trial across the country. The research demonstrtated that people with type I diabetes who used a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to help manage their disease experienced significant improvements in blood glucose control.