On February 15th, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced the 2019 awardees for the Pathway to Stop Diabetes® grant program. WU-CDTR member, Dr. Ebony Carter was named a Pathway Accelerator Awardee, receiving $1.625 million over the five-year grant term.
The Pathway Accelerator Award is designed to support exceptional, independent early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, sustainable diabetes research programs.
Through this innovative initiative, Dr. Carter will advance her clinical research project “Targeted lifestyle change group prenatal care for obese women at high risk for gestational diabetes: a randomized controlled trial.” This project builds on her previous pilot study supported by the WU-CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Program. The project, through innovative pre-natal care, aims to support low-income, African-American women with obesity and a high risk for gestational diabetes in achieving optimum health outcomes related to diabetic and cardiovascular health.
Pathway to Stop Diabetes® – 2019 Grantees