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

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 […]

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.

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 […]