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Desmond Schatz

Desmond Schatz

Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics

Desmond Schatz, MD is Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Diabetes Center and Director of the Clinical Research Center within the CTSI at the University of Florida, Gainesville.  He was the 2016 President of Science and Medicine of the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Schatz has been involved in Type 1 diabetes research since the mid 1980’s and has published over 330 manuscripts, the majority related to the prediction, natural history, genetics, immunopathogenesis and prevention of the disease, as well as the management of children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Schatz has served in numerous capacities (Committees, Study Sections) for the American Diabetes Association, JDRF and NIH.  He serves on the external advisory board for the NIH- and CDC-funded SEARCH and TODAY studies in youth with Type 2 diabetes and on the JDRF-funded Australian INIT II studies. He was awarded the Mary Tyler Moore and S Robert Levine JDRF Excellence in Clinical Research Award, the 2009 Cure Award from the American Diabetes Association, the 2010 Public Policy Leadership Award and the prestigious Banting Medal for service also from the American Diabetes Association.