Announcing the WU-CDTR 2023-2024 Pilot & Feasibility Awardees

The Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research is thrilled to announce this year’s distinguished pilot and feasibility award recipients. In line with the Center’s mission to support groundbreaking advancements in the translation of diabetes research, we are honored to support the growth and development of these exceptionally talented early-stage investigators. WU-CDTR Pilot Awardees Samuel […]

WU-CDTR launches AI Core, lead by Dr. Ruopeng An

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science within the realm of diabetes research heralds a new era of innovation and precision. The WU-CDTR recognizes the transformative potential of AI technologies in advancing our understanding, preventing, and treatment of diabetes. In response, we are proud to launch the AI and Data Science Core (AI […]

Call for potential mentors! – WashU NIDDK STEP-UP program

On behalf of Ana Maria Arbelaez, MD, MSCI, Dominic Reeds,MD and Rita Brookheart,PhD, —  Mentors needed! We invite you to serve as a potential mentor for the Short Term Research Experience to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP) Program! Sponsored by the NIDDK and under the direction of WashU clinician-researchers,  the STEP-UP program introduces young investigators under-represented in medicine (URiM) to medical research related to […]

New Online Toolkit Helps Researchers and Practitioners Develop Equity-Oriented Obesity Prevention Strategies

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 2, 2024) — Leslie J. Ansley, Director of Marketing and Communications, Council on Black Health The Council on Black Health is excited to announce the launch of our Getting to Equity in Obesity Prevention Toolkit (GTE Toolkit). This “how-to” toolkit stresses equity thinking in planning health research, policies, and programs.   The toolkit is […]

Announcing the Manuscript Development Guide: Streamline Your Research Publication Process!

The Manuscript Development Guide (MDG) is an exciting new resource designed to simplify and optimize the manuscript development process for faculty researchers. Streamline Your Manuscript Development: Discover a hassle-free way to develop your research manuscripts with the Manuscript Development Guide Try the Manuscript Development Guide Today: How to navigate the MDG The MDG is structured […]

Call for Papers: Promotion of Health and Wellness in Early Childhood Settings

Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024 Dr. Dianne Stanton Ward’s immeasurable impact on countless lives throughout her distinguished career is a testament to her role as both a visionary leader and an exceptionally dedicated collaborator. Her ambition, dependability, and innovative thinking not only defined her character, but also laid the foundation of her pioneering research […]

Applications Open: 2024 Systems Science for Social Impact – Summer Training Institute

Applications are open for the 5th annual Systems Science for Social Impact (SSSI) Summer Training Institute, to be held from August 12 – 16, 2024 at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. In this five-day training, participants will get a hands-on introduction to systems science methods with a focus on five main tracks: Intro to […]

Call for Abstracts: 6th Annual ICTS Symposium and Poster Display

Call for Poster Abstracts Posters will be displayed electronically on the ICTS website beginning April 19, 2024 (note, there is no synchronous poster session in conjunction with the symposium). Posters will be eligible for three $500 prizes selected by a panel of ICTS faculty based upon scientific merit and impact on human health. Poster winners […]

“D&I Day” offers insights, reflections and forward momentum in implementation science (Links to an external site)

More than 70 students, staff and faculty from across WashU’s implementation science community recently convened for the university’s annual “D&I Day”, held at Delmar Divine. The goal of the daylong event was to build community and shared learning, critically analyze important issues in dissemination and implementation, and to offer tangible steps to create change within […]

Call for Papers: Diabetic Complications in Cardiovascular Health

The editorial team of the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology invites submission of Research Articles, Short Reports, Methods and Resources, Perspectives, and Reviews related to diabetic complications in cardiovascular health. This Call for Papers is spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Merry Lindsey, Associate Editor Dr. Jonathan Kirk, and Guest Editors Dr. Dinender Singla, Dr. Paras Mishra, […]

Registration is now open for the 2024 Cambridge Diabetes Seminar

When: Sunday, August 18th to Saturday, August 24th, 2024 Where: Clare College, University of Cambridge Cost: No registration fee, no attendance fee; no accommodation fee Closing date for applications: Monday 4 March 2024 How to apply: Click here for full information about CDS 2024 and how to apply About Cambridge Diabetes Seminar 2024The Cambridge Diabetes […]

Culturally Sensitive Healthcare: Insights and Recommendations from Indigenous Patient Experiences

Patient experiences with their healthcare provider can have a significant impact on their view of all healthcare services. Factors such as the quality of care delivered, administrative practices, and underlying biases in physician training can all shape a patient’s experience with healthcare services. For Indigenous patients, a history of policies that forced assimilation and cultural […]

Call for Applications: Longer Life Foundation Pilot Program

LONGER LIFE FOUNDATION (LLF) P&F CALL FOR APPLICATIONS  The Longer Life Foundation announces the 2024 Call for applications for Washington University faculty for Pilot and Feasibility Projects addressing topics related to the Foundation’s mission. The Foundation is looking to fund research studying determinants of long-term outcomes for common human risk factors or conditions.  The Foundation has a history of […]

Call for articles: Advancing the Science and Metrics on the Pace of Implementation

The journals Implementation Science and Implementation Science Communications have released a new call for a special collection of papers on implementation pace. To advance knowledge about how long implementation takes and how long it “should optimally” take, this collection seeks to stimulate the publication of papers that can advance the measurement of implementation speed, along with […]

Funding Opportunity: Call for D&I Pilot Grant applications

The 2024 Pilot Grant Program of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) is now open. PROGRAM OVERVIEW Awardees may receive up to $30,000 in direct costs for one year. Our center’s seed funding programs are designed to support a broad range of dissemination and implementation studies, and aim to support the development of projects to the […]

Funding Opportunity: NINR/NIH: Bridge-to-Care Initiative Notice of Intent to Publish

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced NOT-NR-24-003 to communicate intent to reissue a funding opportunity, RFA-NR-23-004: Clinical-Community Linkages to Address Social Needs and Social Conditions to Advance Health Equity among Populations Experiencing Health Disparities: The Bridge-to-Care Initiative, to support intervention research that leverages healthcare-community partnerships to address health-related social needs […]

WU-CDTR at the 16th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I)

The 16th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I), co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, convened a growing network of peers in Washington, D.C. to explore the latest innovations in D&I science. This year’s conference took place from December 10-13, 2023 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott […]

Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to Support Emerging Physician-Scientists to Develop Research Expertise in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

The purpose of the NIDDK’s Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD) Administrative Supplement Program is to enable additional clinical perspectives to be brought to on-going research projects within the Division’s mission and to enhance the research expertise of selected physicians. The program will provide supplementary funds to support advanced research opportunities for exceptional […]

WU-CDTR co-sponsors new webinar series on diabetes prevention and malnutrition

Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research and the E3 Nutrition Lab at Washington University in St. Louis are launching a new webinar series, titled the New Frontiers to Prevent Diabetes and Malnutrition: Opportunities for Global to Local Impact. Through the New Frontiers webinar series, leaders in the field will provide the latest perspectives on public health opportunities […]

DartCF 2023 CFRD Pilot & Feasibility Project RFA

The Dartmouth Cystic Fibrosis Research Center (DartCF) seeks innovative Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) projects that are (1) led by faculty members (as PI or contact PI) affiliated with NIDDK-supported Diabetes Research Centers or Centers for Diabetes Translation Research and (2) designed to address important issues in the pathogenesis and/or treatment of Cystic Fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD). […]

An named AAHB fellow (Links to an external site)

WU-CDTR Member Ruopeng An, an associate professor at the Brown School, has been accepted as a fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior, the professional home for health behavior scholars and researchers.

Call for Abstracts | 84th ADA Scientific Sessions

The Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committee encourages submissions that are innovative, challenge current treatment paradigms, and represent the latest advances in basic, clinical, and translational science. This is your opportunity to shape the scientific program and help ensure that the most relevant spectrum of topics is presented at the meeting. View the Abstract Submission Guidelines […]

Request for Applications: WU-CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Program

The 2023 CDTR Pilot & Feasibility Application Cycle is Now Open Purpose: The purpose of this program is to promote innovative and transformative research, by investigators new to the field, to advance health equity in diabetes. The pilot and feasibility program focuses on T2-T4 translational research defined as ‘translating interventions and approaches that have demonstrated […]

WU-CDTR at the 83rd ADA Scientific Sessions

The 83rd Scientific Sessions, hosted by the American Diabetes Association, will be hosted June 23-26 in San Diego, CA (Hybrid). As the world’s largest meeting on diabetes, the Scientific Sessions is both a leading educational gathering and a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from over 115 countries. This year’s meeting will feature the most […]

Dr. Kumanyika recognized as one of the most influential health promotion female scholars

Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, WU-CDTR SDBA Core Lead, is among one of ten women identified as the most influential female scholars in the field of health promotion. Additional women honored in this article include; Drs. Andrea Gielen, Leslie B. Hammer, Peggy A. Hannon, Sara Johnson, Michelle C. Kegler, Laura A. Linnan, Keshia Pollack Porter, Anastasia M. Snelling, and […]

WU-CDTR members contribute to special issue on strategies to advance healthcare equity

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]