GCDTR Mission

With its broad base of expertise, the mission of the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) is to facilitate and grow Type 2 translation research in diabetes within the state of Georgia. Type 2 translation is defined as research focused on translating approaches that have clearly demonstrated efficacy into real world health care settings, and communities, at risk with an emphasis on reach, sustainability, and widespread implementation.

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Emory University, in partnership with Georgia Tech and Morehouse School of Medicine, has received funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to establish the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR). Dr. K. M. Venkat Narayan, Director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center at Emory University, along with Co-Directors Mohammad K. Ali and Guillermo Umpierrez, will lead the center.

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Preventing Disability: The Influence Of Modifiable Risk Factors On State And National Disability Prevalence.

Neil K. Mehta, PhD Shivani A. Patel, PhD Mohammed K. Ali MBChB, MSc, MBA., and K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA
This analysis provides a benchmark for national and state-level monitoring of disability levels in the US population over time and across regions. Further understanding of the wide state-level variation in disability and the prevalence of risk factors may also yield important policy insights.
Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, Ph.D., Jean M. Lawrence, Sc.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.A., Lawrence Dolan, M.D., Giuseppina Imperatore, M.D., Ph.D, et al
This study concludes that the incidences of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youths increased significantly in the 2002–2012 period, particularly among youths of minority racial and ethnic groups.

Mediators of 12-Month Outcomes of Two Internet Interventions for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Sarah S. Jaser,1 PHD, Robin Whittemore,1 PHD, Ariana Chao,1 MSN, Sangchoon Jeon,1 PHD, Melissa S. Faulkner,2 PHD, and Margaret Grey,1 DRPH

The study aims to determine mediators of 12-month outcomes of Internet interventions for youth with type 1 diabetes transitioning to adolescence.

Upcoming Events

Prevention of type 2 diabetes – From Science to National Implementation (Register today!)

Friday, April 28, 12pm

Healthcare Providers will learn up to date information regarding the status and opportunities related to diabetes prevention.

Qualitative Research Training Workshops (Register today!)

May 2017: Rollins School of Public Health

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