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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Participation in a National Lifestyle Change Program is Associated with Improved Diabetes Control Outcomes

Sandra L Jackson, Lisa Staimez, Sandra Safo, Qi Long, Mary K Rhee, Solveig A Cunningham, Darin E Olson, Anne M Tomolo, Usha Ramakrishnan, KM Venkat Narayan, Lawrence S Phillips

This research studied the largest clinical lifestyle change program in the United States, the Veteran’s Health Administration’s MOVE! program.

A National Effort to PreventType 2 Diabetes: Participant-Level Evaluation of CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program

Elizabeth K. Ely, Stephanie M. Gruss, Elizabeth T. Luman, Edward W. Gregg, Mohammed K. Ali, Kunthea Nhim, Deborah B. Rolka, and Ann L. Albright

This paper assesses participant-level results from the first 4 years of implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), a national effort to prevent type 2 diabetes in those at risk through structured lifestyle change programs.

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.
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Enrichment Series Seminar 

Friday, June 30, 2017   |   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Post-doctoral fellows Chris Ford and Ram Jagannathan respectively present: Dietary Patterns and Risk of Diabetes in Indian Adults with Overweight/Obesity: Preliminary Findings from the D-CLIP Study; The Significance of the Elevated 1-Hour Post-load Glucose Levels in Predicting Progression to Prediabetes and Diabetes

Enrichment Series Seminar

Wednesday, July 12, 2017   |   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Nazeera Dawood, Chief of Staff of the Office of the Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners, will present "Shifting from Sickness and Diseases to Wellness and Prevention".

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