In light of evolving circumstances with the COVID-19 outbreak, the following call is delayed indefinitely:

  • Call for Novel Studies in Diabetes and Obesity to Eliminate Disparities

Please contact Allison Phad ( with questions.

The Pilot and Feasibility Program fosters innovative and transformative research designed to eliminate disparities in diabetes. Pilot projects focus on T3/T4 translational research in diabetes and obesity prevention.

2019 Pilot & Feasibility Program Awardees

Abigail Barker, PhD
– “The impact of sustained vs. temporary price changes for healthy and unhealthy foods: policy implications for low-income families”

Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD
– “Developing and piloting a virtual reality experience to address childhood obesity”

Proscovia Nabunya, PhD
– “Food and dietary traditions, acculturation and associated health outcomes of new immigrants and refugees from Eastern Africa living in St. Louis”

Pilot & Feasibility Projects