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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Center Information

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.


Member Spotlight

Karla Galaviz won an NIDDK administrative supplement to our GCDTR P30. This award will support her transition into a faculty position at Emory University and a research study focused on addressing diabetes in the HIV Setting. Specifically, Karla will develop a parsimonious, high-performing diabetes risk screening tool for HIV-infected populations. She will then assess the acceptability, clinical applicability, and impact of the tool in routine HIV care. This award represents a promising step towards addressing cardio-metabolic diseases in HIV care and a strong platform to support Karla’s career as an independent investigator.


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gcdtr@emory.edu


Publications

Incidence of diabetes after a partner's diagnosis

Solveig A. Cunninghama, Sara R. Adams, Julie A. Schmittdiel, Mohammed K. Ali

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.


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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Events

RSPH Round
Friday, September 29, 2017   |   TBD
Presentation by Guillermo Umpierrez, MD
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Endo Grand Round: What's New in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Type 2 Diabetes?
Monday, October 2, 2017   |   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RSPH Round: Does Race Alter HbA1c Independently of Glycemia?
Tuesday, October 3, 2017   |   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by William (Bill) Herman, MD, MPH
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Endo Grand Round
Monday, October 16, 2017   |   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RSPH Round
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   |   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by William (Bill) Herman, MD, MPH
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Endo Grand Round
Monday, October 16, 2017   |   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RSPH Round
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   |   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by Ira Goldberg, MD
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