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 […]