Center for Diabetes Translation Research
News and Updates
October 2017: Issue 8
Improving the Quality of Healthcare for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Dr. Yvette Roubideaux is visiting Washington University on World Diabetes Day to share her extensive knowledge working with the Native American and Alaska Native Community in policy, research, and education. Dr. Roubideaux is the Director of the Policy Research Center at the National Congress of American Indians. She has previously served in the Obama Administration as the Director of the Indian Health Service and as a Senior Advisor to the HHS Secretary for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Please join us for breakfast and a great conversation on November 14th in the Brown Lounge. RSVP here:
Member Accomplishments
Dr. Tim McBride, CDTR Policy and Systems Science Analysis Core Co-Director and Director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy had recent success with a major policy event, Transforming Health Care in Missouri. The event was co-hosted with the Clark-Fox Policy Institute and convened nearly 150 providers, researchers, policymakers, and patient advocates to discuss ideas for transforming healthcare in Missouri. 

Tribal Behavioral Health Webinar Available 
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 NCAI PRC hosted a webinar focused on the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda and on diabetes and behavioral health comorbidities. In partnership with Dr. Melissa Lewis (Cherokee Nation) and Dr. Kyle Hill (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians), the PRC developed a research brief on diabetes and behavioral health issues in American Indian and Alaska Natives, and the impact on individuals when these conditions coexist. The webinar previews the contents of the brief and builds upon the recommendations presented in the National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda. You can view the webinar, and other CDTR webinars, here. You can find more resources for advancing the National Tribal Behavioral Health agenda, including a new podcast, at 

Welcome to CDTR's New Student Worker
We would like to introduce you to our new student worker, Aishat Gambari, a first year MPH student. Aishat is from Kwara State, Nigeria, and is specializing in Global Health, with an interest in improving the health and quality of life of people in low- and middle-income, or marginalized, populations around the world. Aishat is particularly passionate about Maternal and Child Health with an interest in observing how chronic and infectious diseases impact the quality of life of people in various parts of the world. In her role as a student research assistant, Aishat is excited to learn about translation, dissemination, implementation and evidence-based research and how these aspects of public health impact the elimination of diabetes disparities in disadvantaged communities. We are excited to have her as a part of the CDTR team.
About the CDTR
The Washington University CDTR is a regional and national resource to investigators committed to translating interventions that have demonstrated efficacy into healthcare settings, communities, and populations at-risk. The CDTR supports studies around two interacting scientific themes: the root causes of diabetes and disparities; and the prevention of obesity as a major contributing cause of type 2 diabetes. CDTR Cores, offering a range of support and services, include: 
  • Dissemination and Implemention in Diabetes Research
  • Health Communication and Health Literacy
  • Health Informatics in Diabetes Research
  • Policy and Systems Science Analysis
  • Research Partnerships with American Indian/Alaska Native Communities 
  • Solutions to Diabetes in Black Americans 
Contact for access to core services. 
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Food Policy: A Discussion with Dr. Jim Krieger
Nov 7, 12:00-1:00, Brown Lounge
Dr. Jim Krieger will share his experience in food policy as the founding Director of Action for Health Food and the Institute for Health Food. Dr. Krieger is also a nationally recognized leader in the development and evaluation of community-based chronic disease prevention programs. Bring your lunch and join us. 

CVD in Indigenous Communities
Nov 10, 12:00-1:00
Dr. Melissa Lewis will be discussing heart disease disparities in Native Populations, the pathways that increase heart disease risk, and evidence-based and culturally relevant interventions that prevent heart disease in Native American and Alaska Native Populations. Attend in person or online here.

DRC Diabetes Day Symposium
Nov 9, 12:30-2:45 Poster Session, Farrell Learning & Teaching Center Auditorium
3:00-4:00 Lecture. Moore Auditorium
Barbara Kahn, M.D., George R. Minot Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of Research Strategy in the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School will be delivering the keynote address, "Adipose lipogenesis and the discovery of novel lipids with beneficial effects for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes." 

Technical Assistance Webinar for Collaborative Minority Health & Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers 
Nov 1, 2:00-3:30
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparity will conduct a technical assistance webinar to review the program purpose and institute specific project interests.  There will be an opportunity to receive responses to specific questions submitted in advance as well as through the first half hour of the webinar. Register here.

ADA 78th Scientific Sessions: Abstract Submission
Submission opens - Oct. 2 - Jan. 8
Abstract submission for the the 78th Scientific Sessions will open October 2. Accepted abstracts are published in the journal Diabetes and a limited number of travel grants are available to eligible early career investigators. The Scientific Sessions will be held June 22-26, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. More information here.
Funding Announcements
NEW NIH R01: Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers
NEW NIH: R01 Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity
NEW WUSTL: WU NORC Just-in-Time Funding
NIH: R01/U01/R34/R21 Science of Behavior Change: Revision Applications for Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes
RWJF: Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
NIDDK: R01 Addressing Disparities in NIDDK Diseases
NIDDK: R18 Evaluating Natural Experiments in Healthcare to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Treatment 
NIA: R01 Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages
NIDDK: R18 Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care 
NIH: R01 Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children
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"This publication was made possible by Grant Number P30DK092950 from the NIDDK."

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