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Dr. Deborah Burnet ranked one of Chicago’s ‘Top Doctors’ in 2014

February 5, 2014 – CCDTR investigator Dr. Deborah Burnet was recently honored among Chicago’s ‘Top Doctors’ in a ranking by Chicago magazine. A total of 105 physicians at the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) and Comer Children’s Hospital are among the 495 “outstanding metro-area doctors” named in the January 2014 issue. Honorees were nominated by physicians nationwide who were asked to consider such factors as clinical excellence, bedside manner, education and board certification. Chicago magazine worked with the health care and information research firm Castle Connolly Medical to create the list, which also appears in the 13th edition of America’s Top Doctors.

To see all 105 physicians from UCM who were honored in the recent issue, click here.

To see Chicago magazine’s entire list of Chicago’s top doctors, click here.

Congratulations Dr. Burnet!

South Side Diabetes Project on CAN TV throughout October, November and December of 2013

January 2014 – Every Thursday in October, November, and December of 2013, the Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago project aired on CAN TV to talk about diabetes education and prevention. The 13-week 30-minute show was hosted by Jacinda Lockett and featured various guests, including CCDTR investigators Drs. Monica Peek and Marshall Chin, who were able to provide information and education about the South Side Diabetes project and diabetes. To see photos from the event posted on the South Side Diabetes project’s Facebook page, click here.

Health Affairs Blog reports on webinar featuring Dr. Marshall Chin

January 2, 2014 – On December 31, 2013, CCDTR Director Marshall Chin appeared in a post written by Lee-Lee Prina for the Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog. The post was entitled “Expanding the Health Care Workforce in the States; Clinics Partnering with the Community to Improve Diabetes Care” and reported on a webinar which took place in November 2013 that was hosted by the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes and the National Governors Association (NGA).  Dr. Chin served as a panelist for the webinar and presented about the importance of building and sustaining collaborations between the community and health care clinics in order to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes. Dr. Chin also shared about his and Dr. Monica Peek’s project Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago.

Listen to the webinar here. Download the slides here.

‘Science Life’ Features Dr. Arshiya Baig’s Little Village Town Hall Meeting for the Picture Good Health Program

December 2013 – University of Chicago blog Science Life published an article about the town hall meeting Dr. Arshiya Baig and her community partners held in Little Village in early November to discuss the main findings from her pilot project Picture Good Health.

Click here to read more about the town hall meeting that took place.
Click here to read the Science Life post entitled “A Commitment to Fight Diabetes in Little Village”.

CCDTR Investigators Todd Doyle and Sue Penckofer find Vitamin D Decreases Pain in Women with Type 2 Diabetes & Depression

November 2013 – A study conducted at Loyola University Chicago found that Vitamin D decreases pain in women with type 2 diabetes and depression. CCDTR investigator Dr. Todd Doyle was lead author for the study and CCDTR investigator Dr. Sue Penckofer served as a co-author for the study as well as PI for the larger project. For more information about the study, click here.

South Side Diabetes Project’s 2nd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Is A Big Success!

November 2013 – In observance of National Diabetes Month, the Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago project (aka the South Side Diabetes Project) hosted its 2nd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest at the Washburne Culinary Institute. The cook off was an opportunity for ordinary cooks to compete and share their best diabetes-friendly, healthy recipe and to demonstrate that healthy, diabetes-friendly food can be delicious, affordable, and enjoyed by the entire family. Recipes in four categories, side dish, entrée, dessert, and snack, were judged for a grand prize of $500 cash and many other great prizes! Congratulations to Jacolby Williams, our winner, and a special thank you to the panel of judges and all who attended.

The University of Chicago Medicine’s President Sharon O’Keefe, who served as one of the judges during the cook off, said, “This is a wonderful community event. The South Side Diabetes Project is an important part of our efforts to partner with community organizations to promote diabetes education and encourage healthy lifestyles.”


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NEW Jim Tyree Diabetes Education Library Hosts Open House for World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2013 – The University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center, one of the CCDTR’s collaborators, hosted an open house at the new Jim Tyree Diabetes Education Library from 11am-2pm today, in recognition of World Diabetes Day. The event took place in the Endocrine Clinic on the Fifth Floor of the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM). There were free snacks, giveaways, and a cookbook raffle.

The Jim Tyree Diabetes Education Library will be open to DCAM guests, patients, nurses, staff and faculty to access resources for people living with diabetes or who have loved ones with diabetes.

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Researchers including CCDTR investigator Andrew Davis find three-target risk control in an RCT eliminated survival disparities in patients with initially poor control

October 2013 – A team of investigators including CCDTR investigator Dr. Andy Davis found that in a randomized controlled trial (RCT), significant race/ethnic differences in cardiac risk profiles that persisted during follow-up did not result in significant differences in 5-year death or death/MI/stroke. The findings were published in The American Journal of Cardiology. The article can be accessed here.

CCDTR Request for Applications: Pilot and Feasibility Grants Program

October 9, 2013 – We are delighted to announce the third request for applications (RFA) for the Pilot & Feasibility Grants Program of the NIH/NIDDK-sponsored Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research.

Eligible candidates must be members or affiliate members of the CCDTR. For information about becoming a member or affiliate, or for general questions about this grant announcement, please contact Dr. Monica Peek directly using the contact information provided in the RFA.

The application deadline is November 7, 5pm Central Time. Please see the RFA and the PHS 398 form for information regarding required sections for submission (Sections 4 and 5).