Welcome to the Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR)
Washington University, The National Congress of American Indians, and Missouri School of Journalism have combined our effort and expertise to eliminate disparities in Type II diabetes research by translating evidence-based interventions to diverse communities.
We are a regional and national resource for member investigators committed to translating interventions that have demonstrated efficacy into real world health care settings, communities, and populations at risk.
Our center is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, 1P30DK092950.
Our center is pleased to introduce Dr. Amy Eyler as our featured investigator. Dr. Eyler is an Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and an Investigator at the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis.
Two of Dr. Eyler’s current projects include translating diabetes research. Dr. Eyler is funded as an external evaluator for the Appalachian Diabetes Coalition Project, funded by the CDC and Appalachian Regional Council, to study how over 40 community coalitions in these rural and underserved areas are impacting diabetes prevention and control. She analyzes the coalition activity reports, interviews stakeholders, and conducts site visits to get a comprehensive perspective of the work that is being done. Recently, this program received funding from Squibb to increase the capacity of coalitions by funding coalition coordinators and expanding evidence-based programming. Dr. Eyler will be evaluating the impact of this expanded program over the next three years and making recommendations to the funding agencies. Click here to learn more about Dr. Eyler’s work.