Fall 2017

GCDTR Wins Health Connect South Best Collaboration Award!

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. As a collaborative effort between Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Morehouse School of Medicine, the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research has been critical to producing effective solutions in type II diabetes translation research that go above and beyond a mere partnership, creating a platform addressing challenges in healthcare and at-risk communities.

Dr. Karla Galaviz Wins Diversity Supplement Award

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.

Spring 2017:

GCDTR-03 Cycle A Successfully Funds Four Diabetes Translation Related Pilots

The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Researc is pleased to announce the four funded pilots from the center's first R-03 call. 

Please visit our Awardees page for more information!

GCDTR feature in Emory University's Rollins Magazine, Spring 2017

The number of people with diabetes has quadrupled from 1980 to 2014, and 415 million adults in the world now have diabetes, according to Rollins researchers. Globally, it was estimated that diabetes accounted for 12 percent of health expenditures in 2010, or at least $376 billion—a figure expected to hit $490 billion in 2030.

"In the years since I began working in this field, diabetes has grown to become one of the biggest public health threats we face," says Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health. "The spread of some of the ills of a modern lifestyle—sedentary behaviors, a diet of processed and unhealthy foods, and an increase in obesity—has made diabetes a worldwide crisis. And at least in its most common form, it is substantially preventable."

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Emory University: GCDTR New Release

February 10, 2017

Emory University, in collaboration with Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute for Technology received an approximately $2.5 million grant from The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) for the establishment of the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR).
"The establishment of this center will offer a valuable opportunity to increase diabetes research within the state of Georgia as well as also expand the investigator base and educational activities relevant to diabetes," explains K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, principle investigator of the award and professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Rollins School of Public Health.

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GCDTR News Release

The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research Kick-Off A Success!

February 1, 2017

The GCDTR hosted a successful center kick-off February 1st! Brian Elbel, PhD,  MPH, Elizabeth Mynatt, PhD, MS, Tabia Akintobi, PhD, MPH, and Mohammad K. Ali, MBChB, MSc, MBA all presented on expansion methods of translation research in diabetes and  opportunities for collaboration between Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Institute for Technology. Joining us for the event were the GCDTR directors, Center Members, and many individuals interested in promoting diabetes awareness and research translation.