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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Awards

Micro Grant Rapid Funding Mechanism Announced

The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) is pleased to announce a new Micro Grant Rapid Funding Mechanism (MGRFM). This is a unique competitive opportunity being offered by the GCDTR to provide timely and critical resources that can be leveraged by investigators for the submission of larger research funding requests. Award amounts will range from $500 to $2,000. The MGRFM grants will support diabetes translation research leading to the submission of an NIH (preferably) or other extramural research funding application that addresses themes encompassed in GCDTR’s research cores (www.gcdtr.org/core-programs/).

Funds are intended to be used to:

  • Enable a new NIH or other extramural application that is expected to be submitted within the next 6 to 12 months
  • Gather data needed for a scored NIH or other extramural application that is currently being revised for resubmission

Full instructions here and application here


Contact Us:

gcdtr@emory.edu


Publications

Cardiovascular and renal burdens of prediabetes in the USA: analysis of data from serial cross-sectional surveys, 1988–2014
Ali MK, Bullard KM, Saydah S, Imperatore G, Gregg EW
There is controversy over the usefulness of prediabetes as a diagnostic label. Using data from US National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) between 1988 and 2014, the authors examined the cardiovascular and renal burdens in adults with prediabetes over time and compared patterns with other glycaemic status groups.
Podcast interview with co-author, Dr. Mohammed K. Ali....

County-level contextual factors associated with diabetes incidence in the United States
Solveig Cunningham, Shivani Patel, Gloria Beckles, Linda Geiss, et. al

This study explores how geographic distribution of diabetes in the US is associated with socioeconomic and built environment characteristics and health-relevant.

Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Investigation Guide

This Field Epidemiology Training Program Investigators Guide was produced by CDC in collaboration with EGDRC, and was led by Dr. Unjali Gujral at Emory.

 


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News

COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY DASHBOARD

To track and respond to this differential health impact, EGDRC, under the direction of Shivani Patel, has developed a COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard (https://covid19.emory.edu). This is a dynamic and interactive web-based dashboard to visualize the interplay between social determinants and COVID-19 epidemiologic metrics at the county level. The dashboard was designed to be a public-facing tool that curates, disseminates and ultimately synthesizes actionable information to guide localized response to the epidemic over time. Current functionality allows users to quickly compare each county’s COVID-19 cases, deaths, and social characteristics to the state and national average; visualize the relationship between social determinants and COVID-19 outcomes; view a printer-friendly report of detailed county data; and create side-by-side maps comparing key metrics at the county level. View

COVID-19 AND DIABETES: CURRENT AND FUTURE IMPACTS (Webinar April 3, 2020)

Recording available here and below:

Synopsis of the Epidemiology

  • Coronavirus infection in people with diabetes
  • Outcomes in people with diabetes

Management of Diabetes in the Time of COVID-19

  • Switching to telemedicine
  • What can and can’t you do?

What is the path forward after the pandemic?

  • Will diabetes care/management ever be the same?

Panelists:

  • Carlos del Rio, MD
    Executive Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System
    Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Co-Director, Emory Center for AIDS Research
  • Guillermo Umpierrez, MD
    Chief of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Grady Health Systems
    Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
    Associate Director, Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research
  • Mohammed K. Ali, MD, MSc, MBA
    Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory School of Medicine
    and Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health
    Associate Director, Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research
  • Shivani Agarwal, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Moderator:

  • K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA
    Director, Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research
    Director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center
    Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor, Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health