Mary Katherine Ray receives $120,000 grant for type 1 diabetes study

Mary Katherine Ray (PHD), and Instructor in Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, received a grant of $120,000 by the National Institute of Health for a project titled “Impact of Glucose Variability on Dynamic Cognitive Function in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes”. Mary’s team aims to explore the relationship between glucose variability and cognitive […]

Ebony Carter Receives Grant for Study on Group Prenatal Care Effects on Pregnancy Outcomes for Black Women

Ebony Carter, director of the Division of Clinical Research at the Washington University School of Medicine and a past WU-CDTR Pilot Recipient, received a $217,000 grant from the National Institute of Health for a project titled “EleVATE-Clinicians: a tool to mitigate implicit bias by increasing clinicians’ empathy”. Dr. Carter is known for her research involving […]

WU-CDTR members contribute to white paper on strategies to improve outcomes for diabetes and obesity (Links to an external site)

At Part VI of its Transforming Healthcare in Missouri meeting series, the Center for Health Economics and Policy convened Missouri stakeholders for presentations on diabetes, obesity, and related health problems, and hosted breakout discussions on innovative ways to improve outcomes for Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries who experience these conditions. 

Advancing Diabetes Prevention and Control in American Indians and Alaska Natives

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) disproportionally affects American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities as well as many Indigenous populations globally. In the recent Annual Review of Public Health article, titled “Advancing Diabetes Prevention and Control in American Indians and Alaska Natives,” Drs. Julie E. Lucero (PhD) and Yvette Roubideaux (MD, MPH) discuss the context behind, the […]

New NIH FOAs: Structural Racism and Discrimination

Through a new effort called UNITE, NIH has begun to identify short-term and long-term actions to end structural racism and racial inequities throughout the biomedical research enterprise. As part of UNITE, the NIH Common Fund developed the Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative to support unusually innovative research projects, which, if successful, […]