Fostering the next generation of diabetes research to achieve health equity.

The WU-CDTR is a collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis, the Council on Black Health, housed at Drexel University, and the University of Missouri, Columbia. We work to support a national network of investigators conducting cutting-edge research on the root causes of diabetes inequities.

As the lead for the Solutions for Diabetes in Black Americans core, I see this role as a rubric for finding ways to transfer what we do know about broader solutions to other researchers who are interested in being effective in this space.

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH

Tools and resources

We have a curated library of research toolkits and webinars that can benefit your work.

Core services

Our research cores offer a range of services that support and enhance diabetes translation research for our members.

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Research highlights

Announcing the WU-CDTR 2023-2024 Pilot & Feasibility Awardees

The Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research is thrilled to announce this year’s distinguished pilot and feasibility award recipients. In line with the Center’s mission to support groundbreaking advancements in the translation of diabetes research, we are honored to support the growth and development of these exceptionally talented early-stage investigators. WU-CDTR Pilot Awardees Samuel […]

WU-CDTR launches AI Core, lead by Dr. Ruopeng An

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science within the realm of diabetes research heralds a new era of innovation and precision. The WU-CDTR recognizes the transformative potential of AI technologies in advancing our understanding, preventing, and treatment of diabetes. In response, we are proud to launch the AI and Data Science Core (AI […]

Call for potential mentors! – WashU NIDDK STEP-UP program

On behalf of Ana Maria Arbelaez, MD, MSCI, Dominic Reeds,MD and Rita Brookheart,PhD, —  Mentors needed! We invite you to serve as a potential mentor for the Short Term Research Experience to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP) Program! Sponsored by the NIDDK and under the direction of WashU clinician-researchers,  the STEP-UP program introduces young investigators under-represented in medicine (URiM) to medical research related to […]