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.

GCDTR Wins Health Connect South Best Colloboration Award!
The Health Connect South (HCS) presented the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) with the 2017 Collaboration Award September 28th at the Georgia Aquarium! This award recognizes individuals/organizations who have leveraged the HCS platform to develop partnerships and collaborations that have contributed to advances in healthcare in the Southeast. 

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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.

Incidence of diabetes after a partner's diagnosis

Solveig A. Cunningham, Sara R. Adams, Julie A. Schmittdiel, Mohammed K. Ali, et al.

In a cohort study, we examined whether incidence of diabetes was different for individuals with recently diagnosed partners compared to individuals similar on other characteristics but whose partners were never diagnosed with diabetes.

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.

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Upcoming Events

2nd Annual GCDTR Research Symposium
Friday, January 12, 2018   |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Diabetes Research and Care Within A Learning Health Care System
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   |  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by Julie Schmittdiel, PhD

Wednesday, March 7, 2018   |  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by Lena Mamykina, PhD

Wednesday, April 27, 2018   |  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by Alka Kanaya, PhD