Pilot and Feasibility Program

Pilot and Feasibility Program

The purpose of the Pilot and Feasibility Program (PFP) of the CDTR is to foster innovative and transformative research designed to eliminate disparities in diabetes. The PFP focuses on type II translational research in diabetes defined as translating interventions with demonstrated efficacy into real-world healthcare settings, communities, and populations at-risk for health disparities. The PFP provides initial research support over limited time periods to eligible investigators exploring the feasibility of ideas or concepts related to the CDTR mission.

The CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Program solicits applications annually from PIs interested in obtaining pilot funds for diabetes-related research. Proposals are reviewed internally by the center leadership, core directors, and additional outside reviewers using NIH scoring criteria, then prioritized according to their impact.

Now Accepting Pilot and Feasibility Applications

The CDTR is soliciting applications for its pilot and feasibility program. Projects must be for translation research, preferably T3 or T4 in the area of diabetes, prediabetes/metabolic syndrome, or obesity prevention or treatment. Applications are due March 15, 2018, to allisonphad@wustl.edu.

Applicants may apply for either of the following RFAs:

Current Awardees

  • Derek Brown, Associate Professor, Brown School at Washington University, A Cascade of Care for Diabetes in St. Louis, co-sponsored by the Washington University Institute of Public Health
  • Alison Cahill,  Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, A Novel Smartphone App to Increase Postpartum Weight Loss by Increasing Breastfeeding Rates Among Low-income, Urban Women
  • Julie Kapp, Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Systems-Based Social Determinants Approach to Health Disparities Among Missouri Parents as Teachers Families at Risk for Diabetes

Previous projects