NIDDK Job Postings: Basic Scientist, Behavioral Scientist, Health Equity Scientist

NIDDK is hiring program directors and program officials within the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. See below for additional details. Program officials with basic science expertise Program Director for Diabetes Behavioral Science Program Director for Health Equity Research

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, our own Dr. 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 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, Dr. Debra Haire-Joshu, 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 the […]

WU-CDTR Members Contribute to Special Issue for Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences

In October 2017, research experts in obesity and diabetes prevention – including WU-CDTR Director Dr. Debra Haire-Joshu, SDBA Core Lead Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika and WU-CDTR Member Dr. Monica Baskin – convened at the National Institutes of Health to engage in a workshop to brainstorm new research directions for eliminating disparities in obesity and type 2 […]

WU-CDTR Partner, Council on Black Health, Receives RWJF Award

WU-CDTR partner, the Council on Black Health (CBH), was awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for $785,000.  The grant will support an inter-organizational partnership to advance health and wellness for Black children and families.  The award was received in collaboration with the NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 100 Black Men of […]

Stakeholders identify future directions for diabetes translation research to achieve health equity

Concept mapping study results

In a recent study conducted by the WU-CDTR, stakeholders in public health research and practice identified 10 priority areas for advancing diabetes translation research towards the goal of health equity in diabetes prevention and control. To identify priority areas, the authors used concept mapping with input from center-affiliated investigators and public health practitioners. The study, […]

Maternal and infant health takes center stage at 12th Annual Institute for Public Health Conference

On October 30th, the Washington University Institute for Public Health (IPH), convened local and national researchers, public health practitioners, and community partners for the 12th Annual IPH Conference, “Healthy Moms, Health Babies: Paving the Path to Reproductive Equity.” During the full day event, co-hosted by the Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR), attendees participated in […]