The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is hosting the workshop “The Social Component of Diabetes Health Disparities: New Directions in Analyses and Interventions Through Social Networks and Structures” on May 19th-20th, 2022. This workshop will be hosted in-person at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, MD. “The workshop will cover social influences […]
The 3rd annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute applications are now open! This training will be held from July 25th to July 29th, 2022. “In this five-day training, participants will get a hands-on introduction to systems science methods with a focus on five main tracks: Agent-based Modeling, Group Model Building, Social Network Analysis, System Dynamics, and *New for 2022* Systems […]
Frontiers research and science platform has put out a call for participation in the research topic Physical Activity, Health Equity and Health-Related Outcomes, Volume 2. This Research Topic targets all areas of physical activity research related to physical activity, health equity, and health-related outcomes in all population groups. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published […]
RFA-NS-22-050 The NIDDK Funding Opportunity, HEAL Initiative: Discovery of Biomarkers and Biomarker Signatures to Facilitate Clinical Trials for Pain Therapeutics (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional), is to promote the discovery of strong candidate biomarkers or biomarker signatures for pain that can be used to facilitate the testing of non-opioid pain therapeutics in Phase II clinical trials.
NOT-OD-22-031 The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting health inequities among women in the US who are underrepresented, understudied, and underreported (U3) in biomedical research. Robust studies exploring sex and gender influences and social determinants of health are needed to reduce inequities. The proposed […]
While COVID-19 has captured the headlines for over two years now, there are still parts of the story of health in the US that have not been heard. One of those untold stories is that the US is facing an “acute on chronic” syndemic; both COVID-19 and diabetes are overwhelming our health system, contributing to […]
FOA Number: RFA-DK-20-032 This funding opportunity is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). “The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to test an innovative and pragmatic approach to address barriers to and facilitate greater use of diabetes self-management education […]
Save the Date: July 26-30, 2022 “At the Systems Science for Social Impact (SSSI) 5-day Summer Training Institute, participants get a hands-on introduction to systems science methods that enhance the social impact of health and social science research. Led by experienced systems science scholars, this in-depth training institute will focus on four major systems science methods: Agent-based Modeling, Group […]
This award is intended to foster collaborative efforts between investigators from two or more Diabetes Research Centers (DRCs) and/or Centers for Diabetes Translational Research (CDTRs) at different institutions. The initial round of applications must be related to aspects of COVID-19 disease related to diabetes, obesity or metabolism at the basic, clinical or community levels. Applications are due by the extended date of March 1st, 2022, with […]
Through a new effort called UNITE, NIH has begun to identify short-term and long-term actions to end structural racism and racial inequities throughout the biomedical research enterprise. As part of UNITE, the NIH Common Fund developed the Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative to support unusually innovative research projects, which, if successful, […]
(R01 Clinical Trial Optional) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research grant applications that will identify, develop, test, evaluate, and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices (e.g. behavioral interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions; quality improvement programs) into public health, clinical practice, and community (e.g., workplace, school, place of […]
Pilot and Feasibility Studies to Facilitate the Use of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support to Improve Diabetes Care R34 Clinical Trial Required The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to test an innovative and pragmatic approach to address barriers to and facilitate greater use of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) by people […]
By Neil Schoenherr The Brown School’s Health Communication Research Laboratory (HCRL) at Washington University in St. Louis has received two grants totaling $1.57 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand and address COVID-19 health disparities. The first study will examine how low-income workers have been affected by the pandemic, while the second will develop […]
On the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)’s Diabetes Discoveries and Practice Blog, HCSN Core Lead Matthew Kreuter discusses how health care professionals can address the individual social needs of patients who have diabetes and share resources to help identify patients’ needs. Take a moment to check it out.
Sugar-sweetened beverage warning labels are effective in dissuading consumers from choosing them, with graphics having the greatest impact, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. However, the United States has yet to pass legislation that would require such warning labels. “The influence of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) warning labels […]
On November 2nd, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) published a scientific review addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and diabetes. Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR) Director, Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, RD, co-chaired the ADA-convened writing committee which sought to understand the impact of addressing SDOH on diabetes risk and outcomes, as well as the impacts of interventions on these determinants. The committee focused on […]