Students With Diabetes Expands, Founder Nicole Johnson Interviewed on Gainesville's Channel 20

Posted on March 15, 2011 by The Patterson Foundation

Recently, Bringing Science Home Executive Director Nicole Johnson was interviewed on Gainesville, Fla.'s WCJB-TV's Family Spotlight segment. Nicole's interview followed the announcement of the launch of a new Students with Diabetes chapter at the University of Florida, one of five university chapters nationwide.

During the interview, Nicole, founder of Students with Diabetes, stressed that college students need the support of their peers when dealing with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

"Through the national Students with Diabetes organization, college students will have a safe place where they can communicate with their peers, learn more about living with diabetes and talk about their unique issues," said Nicole.

Students with Diabetes, launched through a collaboration with The Patterson Foundation and USF Health's Bringing Science Home.

Current Chapters:

University of South Florida

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of North Florida

University of Oregon 

Chapters In Development:

Florida State University

Jacksonville University

Virginia Tech

University of Texas - Austin

San Diego State University

University of Kansas

Kanning Vale College - Australia

For more information about this past initiative, contact Michael Corley, Senior Consultant for TPF Administration:


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