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.

The 2022 CDTR Pilot & Feasibility

Application Cycle is Now Open

  • Letters of Intent are due November 7, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. C.T.
  • Full Proposals are due November 28, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. C.T.

Office Hours

Join our team this November to discover how WU-CDTR can support your work.

Core services

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

Tools and resources

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

Upcoming events

There are not currently any upcoming events scheduled. Please check back for new events to be added.

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Research highlights

Exploring Intervention Strategies to Reduce SSB Consumption in Children 

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB) are forms of liquid that contain any additive sugars and are usually popular as carbonated sodas, fruit juices, and sports drinks today. Intervention strategies reducing availability of SSB at home prove to be more effective in reducing total consumption in children than intervention strategies that reduce availability of SSB outside of home […]

WU-CDTR November 2022 Office Hour Sessions

Join our team to discover how WU-CDTR can support your work. Virtual sessions will be scheduled for 30-minute intervals with a WU-CDTR team member. Sample discussion topics include: Feedback on a grant or manuscript concept Opportunities to plug into WU-CDTR activities Advice for upcoming CDTR-related funding opportunities Advice on building a research trajectory Various dates […]

WU-CDTR Researchers Explore Dynamics Between Taxation and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption

Cities that have enforced taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have been effective in cutting down purchased amounts of SSB and promoting the purchase of water as substitutes according to a recent study, The Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes by Household Income: A Multi-City Comparison of Nielsen Purchasing Data., conducted by WU-CDTR members, Abigail R. Barker […]

Salvo and Howell receive Collaborative National DRC/CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Award

Deborah Salvo, PhD (WU-CDTR) and Carrie Howell, PhD (UAB DRC) recently received a Collaborative National DRC/CDTR Pilot and Feasibility award for their project: “Context matters: harnessing the CDTR/DRC network to examine the influence of community-level factors and of the COVID-19 pandemic on diabetes-related behaviors in emerging Latino communities.” Dr. Salvo and Howell will lead a […]

Funding Opportunity: Helping to Accelerate Research Potential (RFA-DK-22-002)

The NIH Research Education Cooperative Agreements Program (UE5) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this Helping to Accelerate Research Potential (HARP) UE5 program is to complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. The main objective […]