Diabetes research center receives $ 4.3 million NIH grant – The Source
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded $ 4.3 million to renew the Washington University in St. Louis Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR) .
Originally funded in 2011, WU-CDTR is the intellectual home of a network of researchers conducting cutting-edge research into the root causes of diabetes inequalities. WU-CDTR seeks to advance the science of translational diabetes research with the ultimate goal of achieving health equity.
The goal of the center is to advance a rigorous scientific evidence base to inform the dissemination, implementation and sustainability of effective interventions for populations at risk of diabetes-related disparities.
“Building on our success over the past 10 years, we are excited to refine our efforts to address health disparities and advance equity,” said Debra Haire-Joshu, Professor Joyce and Chauncy Buchheit in public health at Brown School and director of the center. .
A team of researchers affiliated with the Washington University School of Medicine, the Brown School, the Council on Black Health at Drexel University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia lead the center. The principal will remain Haire-Joshu, who also heads the Brown School’s Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research.