New NIH FOAs: Structural Racism and Discrimination

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, […]

Funding Opportunity: PAR-19-274 Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

(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 […]

Funding Opportunity: RFA-DK-20-032

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 […]

Brown School group to study COVID-19 disparities with $1.5M grant

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 […]

NIDDK webinar: Addressing the individual social needs of patients with diabetes

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.

Labels Can Help Deter Soda Consumption, Study Finds, But Legislating Them In U.S. No Small Feat

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 […]

WU-CDTR Director co-leads ADA review on the social determinants of health and diabetes

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 […]