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Center for Diabetes Translation Research
News & Updates
March, 2017: Issue 3

Member Accomplishments

Robert Wood Johnson Award and Funding Recipients 

Ebony B. Carter, MD, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the School of Medicine, has received a career development award from the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The grant will fund a randomized trial comparing group prenatal care to traditional/individual care for women with Type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Jenine Harris, associate professor at the Brown School, has received a $171,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a program aimed at encouraging and facilitating use of open science to advance public health practice and policy by sharing statistical source code. Open-access statistical code is one strategy to develop open and accessible research and to speed the translation of data to findings.

   Originally featured in the Source, Research Wire

Spirit of the Eagles 10th National Conference
CDTR member scholar, Dr. Rodney Haring is the lead organizer of this year's Spirit of the Eagle National Conference, “Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Strength through Tradition and Science.” This event is co-hosted by the Mayo Clinic and Roswell Park Cancer Institute and will take place in Niagara Falls, NY. All who work with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community-based health promotion and disease prevention are welcome to join. Call for abstracts due April 14th. More information here. 

Global Diabetes Conference and Medicare Expo Keynote Speaker 

Dr. Eduardo Simoes, Health Informatics in Diabetes Research Core Director, is presenting at the 16th Global Diabetes Conference and Medicare Expo in Rome, Italy March 22-23, 2017.  Dr. Simoes will highlight work produced from CDTR collaboration, titled Effect of information technology and informatics on the treatment and control of type 2 diabetes.

About the CDTR

The 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 
Please remember to cite the CDTR on supported work! 
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Upcoming Opportunities
April 21st, Brown Lounge
Participants will have access to CDTR Core services and leadership to assist in grant proposal advancement. Those interested in advancing a grant application for submission, from idea to full proposal, are invited to attend. To apply, submit one to two pages including a draft of your specific aims and a paragraph describing your outcome expectations from the workshop by Friday, April 7th, to Jennifer Gallagher

Moving the Needle in Pediatric Diabetes Research, PDRC 3rd Annual Research Symposium and Poster Session 
March 30th,  12:30-6:00, Eric P Newman Education Center
The PDRC invites all who participate in diabetes-related research to present their work at a special poster session to be held during the PDRC Research Symposium. Our own Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, is a keynote speaker at the event. 

CHEPAR Meeting with Dr. Benjamin Linus
March 28th, 8:00-10:00am, 
Taylor Ave Bldng, Rm 2131
As part of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, the Collaborative of Health Economics and Policy Analysis Researchers, or CHEPAR, is a group formed to facilitate research in the areas of health economics and policy by investigators.
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