The Next Generation of Diabetes Translation: A Path to Health Equity

A “new generation” of diabetes interventions is needed to translate evidence into practices that focus on eliminating disparities by addressing the social determinants of health, according to a leading expert from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. “The past two decades have brought significant scientific advances in diabetes prevention and management, but […]

NIH Grant to Fund Study on How Communities Address Diabetes

Congratulations to Drs. Amy McQueen and Matt Kreuter who recently received an NIH grant to examine the impact of addressing unmet basic needs among Medicaid beneficiaries with diabetes.     This collaborative, interdisciplinary study will involve partnering with the Louisiana Healthcare Connections, a Medicaid health plan that provides coverage to more than 465,000 in the state of […]

Home-Based Lifestyle Intervention Minimizes Maternal Weight Gain

Weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum are important causes of long-term weight gain and the development of obesity-related diseases among women. A new, interdisciplinary study from Washington University in St. Louis finds providing a home-based lifestyle intervention effectively minimizes excess maternal weight gain during pregnancy and through 12 months postpartum in underserved African-American women with […]

Brownson Installed as Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor

Ross C. Brownson has been installed as the Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. A ceremony was held March 26 in the Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall. Brownson is an international leader in public health and the prevention of chronic disease – a “leader among leaders,” said […]

Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika Receives 2019 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, a distinguished scholar in the fields of public health nutrition and health disparities research, was recently awarded the 2019 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award. She currently serves as research professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and is professor emerita of epidemiology […]

Dr. Cynthia Herrick Featured on STL Public Radio to discuss postpartum diabetes screening

Dr. Cynthia Herrick was recently featured on St. Louis Public Radio to discuss findings from her BMC Public Health article “Postpartum diabetes screening among low income women with gestational diabetes in Missouri 2010–2015.” Dr. Herrick shared her thoughts on the racial disparities observed in gestational and emphasized the need for programs that support women from pregnancy to […]

CDTR Event, May 21 | Strengthening Tribal + Academic Research Partnerships

Join the CDTR and NCAI Policy Research Center for Strengthening Tribal-Academic Research Partnerships – an interactive learning experience with resources to strengthen governance, trust and culture in research partnerships. The event will feature an interactive learning experience where participants confront various challenges and decisions over the course of a 20-year timeframe. The goal of the activity is to […]

Dr. Ebony Carter receives ADA Pathway Grant

On February 15th, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced the 2019 awardees for the Pathway to Stop Diabetes® grant program. 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 […]