Laura M Jacobsen

Laura M Jacobsen, M.D.

AST PROF

Department: MD-PEDS-ENDOCRINOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 265-7337
Business Email: lauraj@ufl.edu

About Laura M Jacobsen

Laura Jacobsen, MD, is an assistant professor and pediatric endocrinologist who joined the University of Florida faculty in 2018 in the department of pediatrics. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, which was followed by a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. During her fellowship, Dr. Jacobsen was recognized for her excellence in medical student teaching, and she received the Henry A. Kokomoor Outstanding Fellowship Award.

Dr. Jacobsen provides clinical care for children with endocrine disorders and diabetes. She performs clinical and translational research in the field of Type 1 diabetes to better understand what causes Type 1 diabetes and ways to halt or prevent it.

Dr. Jacobsen is conversational in American Sign Language.

Honors & Awards

2017 · UF Department of Pediatrics
2017 · UF Department of Pediatrics
2015 · Floyd W. Denny Pediatric Society Resident Award for Excellence in Pediatric Care
2011 · UF Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
Areas of Interest
  • Addison disease
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Calcium and bones
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Delayed growth
  • Delayed puberty in boys
  • Delayed puberty in girls
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • High cholesterol – children
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Obesity in children
  • Precocious puberty
  • Short stature
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Diabetes Technology
  • Immunology of Type 1 diabetes
  • Prevention and intervention trials in Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 1 Diabetes

Grants

Feb 2020 ACTIVE
TrialNet Clinical Center infrastructure support services
UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA ·
Jun 2019 ACTIVE
Diabetes Journey: From systematic screening to intervention
CINCINNATI CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER ·
Oct 2018 ACTIVE
T cell receptor sequencing in type 1 diabetes – biomarker discovery and technology development
HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST, LEONA & HARRY · Project Manager
Jun 2018 – Jun 2019
Characterization of T cell Autoreactivity in Type 1 Diabetes
JDRF · Principal Investigator
Jul 2017 – May 2018
PES Travel Grant
PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINE SOCIETY · Principal Investigator
Apr 2016 ACTIVE
The CD226 amd TIGIT costimulatory Axis in Type 1
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK · Project Manager
Jun 2014 – Apr 2020
TrialNet: University of Florida Clinical Center and Network
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK ·

Education

Fellowship – Pediatric Endocrinology
2015-2018 · University of Florida
Residency – Pediatrics
2012-2015 · University of North Carolina
Medical School
2008-2012 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-7337
Emails:
Business:
lauraj@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Mailing:
PO Box 100296
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Physical:
1600 SW ARCHER RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32610