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.

My big research goal is to reduce the severity of the barriers such as unmet social needs have on diabetes and self-management among marginalized populations.

The biggest question is how can we effectively and holistically improve diabetes self-management and remove those tradeoffs that competing social needs create.

Niko Verdecias, DrPH, 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.

The 2023 CDTR Pilot & Feasibility Application Cycle is Now Open

  • Letters of Intent are due November 1, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. C.T.
  • Full Proposals are due December 1, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. C.T.

Upcoming events

Research highlights

Request for Applications: WU-CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Program

The 2023 CDTR Pilot & Feasibility Application Cycle is Now Open Purpose: The purpose of this program is to promote innovative and transformative research, by investigators new to the field, to advance health equity in diabetes. The pilot and feasibility program focuses on T2-T4 translational research defined as ‘translating interventions and approaches that have demonstrated […]

WU-CDTR at the 83rd ADA Scientific Sessions

The 83rd Scientific Sessions, hosted by the American Diabetes Association, will be hosted June 23-26 in San Diego, CA (Hybrid). As the world’s largest meeting on diabetes, the Scientific Sessions is both a leading educational gathering and a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from over 115 countries. This year’s meeting will feature the most […]