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CCDTR Director Marshall Chin writes editorial for the New England Journal of Medicine, interviewed by The Atlantic

Marshall Chin News

December 15, 2014 – An editorial written by CCDTR Director Dr. Marshall Chin was published in the December 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The editorial is entitled “How to Achieve Health Equity.” On December 10, James Hamblin published an article in The Atlantic entitled “Medicine’s Unrelenting Race Gap” for which he interviewed Dr. Chin about his editorial and other articles that appeared in the same issue of the NEJM.

Click here to view the NEJM editorial authored by Dr. Chin.
Click here to view The Atlantic article for which Dr. Chin was interviewed.

South Side Diabetes Team Presents at the National Meeting of the NIMHD

Nyahne Bergeron News

December 2, 2014 – Yesterday, CCDTR staff member Nyahne Bergeron represented the South Side Diabetes team in presenting their work at the 2014 Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The poster she presented was entitled “Integrating multi-level interventions to improve diabetes care and outcomes”.

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Nyahne Bergeron with her SSD poster
at the 2014 meeting of the NIMHD

3rd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest a Success!

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December 2, 2014 – In observance of National Diabetes Month, the South Side Diabetes Project hosted its 3rd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest at Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College on November 15, 2014. This contest is an opportunity for amateur cooks from the community to compete and share great tasting, healthy recipes and to demonstrate just how easy and enjoyable healthy cooking and healthy living can be. Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago is a project spearheaded by CCDTR Associate Director Dr. Monica Peek and CCDTR Director Dr. Marshall Chin. The project engages patients, providers, clinics, and community partners to improve the health care and outcomes of African-Americans living in the South Side of Chicago. Click here to view the original event posting on our website with more information about the event.

Cook-Off News Story - Dec 2014 Team     Cook-Off News Story - Dec 2014 Winner     Cook-Off News Story - Dec 2014 Judges

CCDTR Director Dr. Marshall Chin Speaks During Press Briefing by the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes

Marshall Chin News

November 26, 2014 – Last Thursday, CCDTR Director Dr. Marshall Chin spoke during a briefing held by the Merck Foundation’s Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes to examine the breadth and results of the Alliance’s work to transform primary care delivery and improve access to quality diabetes care.

Briefing participants heard from leaders from Alliance programs in Camden, Chicago, and Dallas showcasing the policy, practice, and system changes that have resulted in better care and outcomes for underserved, vulnerable populations. A panel of healthcare and policy experts explored the possibilities and practical considerations in bringing these programs to scale for other populations and communities.

DC Press Briefing_ARDD_Nov 2014Distinguished speakers and panelists from the briefing
Dr. Chin is third from the left

Click here to view a webcast of the briefing.
For more information about the Alliance and its sites, click here.

CCDTR Investigators Dr. Monica Peek and Emily Laflamme present their work at APHA

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November 24, 2014 – CCDTR investigator Emily Laflamme and CCDTR Associate Director Dr. Monica Peek presented their poster at the 2014 meeting of the American Public Health Association. Their poster described the collaboration between the Chicago Department of Public Health and our Center.

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Dr. Monica Peek and Emily Laflamme with their CDPH-UC poster
at the 2014 meeting of the American Public Health Association

The CCDTR Seeks to Hire a New Project Manager

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November 24, 2014 – We are hiring a new project manager! The project manager will support the Section of General Internal Medicine and the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CCDTR). The project manager will assist faculty and the research team with the overall day-to-day tasks of a national, multi-method evaluation of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) in safety net clinics in 5 states.

Click here to download the job description which includes instructions on how to apply.

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‘Science Life’ Features CCDTR Investigator Dr. Neda Laiteerapong’s Study About Disparities in Quality of Care Among Patients with Diabetes

Neda Laiteerapong News

November 10, 2014 – University of Chicago blog Science Life interviews Dr. Neda Laiteerapong  about the findings of a study looking at racial disparities in quality of care among adult patients with diabetes.Standard measures of diabetes care in the US could be masking greater racial disparities

Click here to view the original study published in Medical Care.

CCDTR Investigators Drs. Deborah Burnet and Karen Kim Present at Diabetes Town Hall Forum with a Great Turnout in Chicago’s Asian Community

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November 5, 2014 – Nearly 120 individuals turned out on Monday, November 3rd to mark the start of National Diabetes Awareness Month at a community town hall meeting in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood jointly organized by the Asian Health Coalition (AHC), Chinese American Service League (CASL) and University of Chicago Medicine. CCDTR Associate Director Dr. Deborah Burnet and CCDTR Investigator Dr. Karen Kim presented on the impact of diabetes in the Chinese community and led a time of Q&A.

Chinatown Town Hall Meeting - Nov 2014Participants listening to presentation on diabetes by Dr. Burnet and Dr. Kim