A new Health Services Research article, authored by Ana Bauman, PhD (WU-CDTR Member); Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH (Columbia University); Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH (SDBA Lead); and Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD (WU-CDTR Director), highlights how D&I science can provide rigorous approaches and methods for advancing healthcare equity. The article, part of a special issue sponsored by the […]
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WU-CDTR Director contributes to NIDDK recommendations to advance health equity research programs
In May 2023, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) released Pathways to Health for All – a new report from the Health Disparities and Health Equity Working Group. The report makes innovative recommendations to advance the Institute’s health equity and health disparities research programs. It also includes guiding principles for […]
Here & Next: Seed Funding Opportunities for Research Excellence (Links to an external site)
Here & Next is excited to support interdisciplinary research activities at Washington University from concept and team development to securing external funding. Three tiers of seed funding will be awarded to catalyze interdisciplinary research activities in the Here & Next priority areas.
Brown School Co-hosts Meeting Focused on Improving Diversity in Scientific Publishing (Links to an external site)
Co-hosted by the Brown School and the American Journal of Public Health and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the meeting drew nearly 30 editors from publications including JAMA, Nature, PLoS ONE, and The Lancet. Attendees included WU-CDTR DIDR Core Lead, Dr. Ross Brownson.
Cotwright named director of nutrition security and health equity for the USDA (Links to an external site)
Dr. Caree Cotwright, a WU-CDTR member and an associate professor in the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named director of nutrition security and health equity for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cotwright will begin her duties with the USDA on April 10.
Study led by An Uses AI to Analyze Social Media Attitudes About Soda Taxes (Links to an external site)
A recent study, led by WU-CDTR member, Dr. Ruopeng An, used artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze hundreds of thousands of tweets to assess people’s attitudes toward soda taxes. Results were published recently in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
How Health Departments Can Offer More Programs That Work (Links to an external site)
WU-CDTR Core Leads, Dr. Ross Brownson (DIDR) and Dr. Ross Hammond (PASSA) collaborated with colleagues from the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis and the Brookings Institute in a groundbreaking investigation to identify ways to improve decision-making and more effectively use health department resources.
Ray receives NIH K01 award to study dynamic cognitive function in you with Type 1 Diabetes
Mary Katherine Ray (PHD), a WU-CDTR Pilot recipient and Instructor in Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, recently received a K01 award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for her project titled, “Impact of Glucose Variability on Dynamic Cognitive Function in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes”. Mary’s team […]
Training Helps Scholars Put Their Research Into Practice, Achieve Equity (Links to an external site)
The IS-2 mentored training program, lead by WU-CDTR Director (Haire-Joshu) and Associate Director (Brownson), hosted its first in-person training session in St. Louis this November.
Luke’s Expertise in Systems Science Contributes to New Report on U.S. Dietary Guidelines (Links to an external site)
WU-CDTR Policy and Systems Science Analysis (PASSA) Core Lead, Dr. Douglas Luke, contributed to a recent National Academies of Science study about how the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are developed.
WU-CDTR Pilot considers social determinants of health (Links to an external site)
Patients with social needs had a higher number of hospitalizations, obesity, prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis on the social determinants of health.
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 […]
Carter receives NIH award to develop tool to mitigate implicit bias by increasing clinicians’ empathy to improve patient outcomes
Ebony Carter (MD, MPH), director of the Division of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine and a past WU-CDTR Pilot Recipient, received an R21 award from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) for a project titled “EleVATE-Clinicians: a tool to mitigate implicit bias by increasing clinicians’ […]
Haire-Joshu, Davila-Roman, and Tabak receive $6.1M NIH grant for maternal health study (Links to an external site)
Three faculty from the Brown School and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis have received a seven-year $6.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at improving the health of mothers and children in the St. Louis region.
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 […]
Notice of Special Interest: Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food and Nutrition Insecurity
Notice Number: NOT-OD-22-135 Purpose: The purpose of this NOSI is to encourage research on the efficacy of interventions that address nutrition security and the mechanisms of food insecurity on a variety of health outcomes. It also calls for the development of new measures for nutrition security and assessment of food insecurity that are broadly applicable. […]
Artificial Intelligence Applications for Health Data Post-Master’s Certificate: Applications now open!
Applications are now open for the Post-Master’s Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Applications for Health Data at Washington University in St. Louis The certificate is designed for professionals interested in modern AI technologies and seeking to apply AI tools to health and other “big data” in their work or research. Step by step, participants will build […]
Funding Opportunity: The Stakeholder Engagement Innovation Center T2D (RFA-DK-22-001)
This U2C Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) initiative to establish a novel national Stakeholder Engagement Innovation Center for advancing equity in type 2 diabetes research (SEIC-T2D). A primary goal of the SEIC-T2D is to accelerate equitable engagement of individuals from and communities of diverse […]
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health PARs now available
The Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (DIRH) PARs are now published. Please see links below and for the funding opportunity details. R01: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-105.html R21: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-109.html R03: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-106.html
Advancing Diabetes Prevention and Control in American Indians and Alaska Natives
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) disproportionally affects American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities as well as many Indigenous populations globally. In the recent Annual Review of Public Health article, titled “Advancing Diabetes Prevention and Control in American Indians and Alaska Natives,” Drs. Julie E. Lucero (PhD) and Yvette Roubideaux (MD, MPH) discuss the context behind, the […]
Call for Trainees: NIDDK The Social Component of Diabetes Health Disparities
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 […]
Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute: Applications Open!
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: Call for Research Papers
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 […]
NIDDK Funding Opportunity: HEAL Initiative
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.
Funding Opportunity: Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations
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 […]
Funding Opportunity: Pilot and Feasibility Studies to Facilitate the Use of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support to Improve Diabetes Care (R34 Clinical Trial Required)
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 […]
3rd Annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute Summer 2022
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 […]
WU-CDTR receives continued NIH funding through 2026 (Links to an external site)
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $4.3 million to renew the Washington University in St. Louis Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR).
Council on Black Health introduces the Black Health Bill of Rights (Links to an external site)
The Council on Black Health, directed by SDBA Core Lead Melicia Whitt-Glover, released the nation’s first Black Health Bill of Rights, developed to serve as the framework for improving the health of Black Americans in communities across the nation
Implementation science should give higher priority to health equity (Links to an external site)
WU-CDTR leadership, including Ross Brownson, Shiriki Kumanyika, Matthew Kreuter and Debra Haire-Joshu, propose a vision and set of action steps for making health equity a more prominent and central aim of implementation science, committing to conduct implementation science through equity-focused principles to achieve this vision in U.S. research and practice.
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.