Our Affiliates


TrialNet at UF is proud to partner with 17 outstanding clinics and research centers throughout the Southeast to facilitate participation in ongoing Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet studies. If you live near one of our affiliates and want to participate in the TrialNet risk screening or prevention studies, you may contact the site directly. If you do not live near an affiliate site, please contact us to find a site near you or to request a test kit.


Larry C. Deeb, MD – Principal Investigator – Tallahassee
Contact: Janice Plain, LPN, 850-878-0184


Desmond Schatz, MD, Mark Atkinson, PhD, Mike Haller, MD TrialNet at UF

Nemours Children’s Clinic – Pensacola
Dr. Helen Hsiang, Principal Investigator
Contact: Rebecca Shackelford RN 850-473-4553

Nemours Children’s Clinic –  Orlando
Dr. Miles Yu, Principal Investigator
Contact: Debbie Berry, RN, 407-650-7523

Nemours Children’s Clinic –  Jacksonville
Dr. Larry Fox, Prinicpal Investigator
Contact: Kim Ponthieux   904-697-3431

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children –  Orlando
Dr. Paul Desrosiers, Principal Investigator
Contact: Christina Torres, RN, CDE, 321- 841-2578

All Children’s Hospital – St. Petersburg
Dr. Suzanne Jackman,  Principal Investigator
Contact: Catherine Turner, RN, 727-767-2946

Hanson Clinical Research Center – Port Charlotte
Dr. Lenita Hanson, Principal Investigator
Contact: Rita Hanson,  LPN, 941-764-9110

Translational Research Institute at Florida Hospital- Orlando
Dr. Richard Prately, Principal Investigator
Contact: Natasha Waters, RN, 407-303-3292


Georgia Health Sciences University – Augusta/Atlanta
Dr. Jin Xiong She, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Contact: Joshua Williams, 404-824-2789
Diane Hopkins

South Carolina

University of South Carolina School of Medicine –  Columbia
Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Lisa Knight, Principal Investigator
Contact: Barbara Thompson LPN, 803-434-4986

Endocrinology Specialists – Greenville
Dr. Sandra Weber, Principal Investigator
Contact: Shirley Parker, RN,  864-455-3261

Greenville Hospital System – Greenville
Pediatric Endocrinology
Dr. Bryce Nelson, Principal Investigator
Contact: LLooper, RN, 864-454-5168         

McLeod Pediatric Subspecialists – Florence (Currently Inactive)

Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston
Dr. Deborah Bowlby, Principal Investigator
Contact: Amanda Blue, RN, 843-792-1005

North Carolina

WakeMed Children’s Diabetes & Endocrinology – Raleigh
Dr. William Lagarde, Principal Investigator

Contact: Trisha Vanderploeg, RN, 919-350-5882

Wake Forest University Health Sciences –  Winston Salem
Dr. Richard, Crudo, Principal Investigator

Contact:  Katherine Pleasant 336-713-5045


East Tennessee Children’s Hospital –  Knoxville
Dr. David Nickels, Principal Investigator
Contact: Cheryl Dothard, RN, 865-971-7400