July 26, 2017- Dr. Arshiya Baig has been awarded a grant from the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the US Department of Health and Human Services for their “Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity” grant program for her study titled “Implementing Diabetes Group Visits in Midwestern Community Health Centers to Improve Diabetes Outcomes.” For the awarded study, she will be working in partnership with the Midwest Clinician’s Network, a member agency of over 120 health centers across 10 states, to implement a diabetes group visit and mobile text messaging intervention in 20 clinical sites. The project will impact low-income patients from racial ethnic minority groups who are in rural and urban areas.
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At the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions held June 9-13, 2017, in San Diego, CCDTR’s Arshiya Baig moderated a session called “Thinking and Working Outside the Box—Prevention and Intervention Approaches.” Medscape interviewed Dr. Baig about some of the studies presented during this session, including a mobile gaming app designed to improve health behaviors for overweight or obese adults and an occupational therapy intervention to improve quality of life and glycemic control among young adults with diabetes.
June 30, 2017- Today, Dr. James Zhang presents at the 2017 International Health Conference at St Hugh’s College Oxford for a study titled “The Association between Patient-physician Communication and Cost-related Medication Non-adherence among Diabetic U.S. Medicare Beneficiaries.” The other co-authors of the study include Dr. David Meltzer. This study is supported in part by a Pilot and Feasibility Grant from the CCDTR.
May 16, 2017 – The 12th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day took place this past Saturday, May 13th at the University of Chicago. This conference is intended to serve as a forum for basic and clinical investigators, clinicians, and pharmaceutical industry personnel in Chicago and the Midwest to meet, share information, and discuss common interests with the goal of fostering collaborations between individuals and between institutions.
CCDTR investigators Wen Wan, PHD and Katie Gunter, MPH, MSW, won awards for their posters entitled, “Cost-effectiveness of Continuous Glucose Monitoring of Type-1 Diabetes with Multiple Insulin Injections: the DIAMOND Randomized Trial,” and “Shared-Decision Making for Diabetes and Chronic Conditions: Experiences and Recommendations from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) African American Patients.”
At the Annual Quality and Safety Symposium last week (5/4), Elbert Huang and his team were awarded an Innovation Grant ($40,000) from the UC Center for Healthcare Delivery Science & Innovation. The Innovation Grant Program seeks to support innovative solutions to operational problems and areas of need of improvement at UC Medicine. Dr. Huang’s project is called “Managing Diabetes to Gain Opportunities for a more Active Life (My Diabetes GOAL)”. More info about the grant can be found here.
May 04, 2017- The University of Chicago Medicine held its 12th Annual Quality and Safety Symposium on May 4. CCDTR investigators presented work on behavioral health integration in the Primary Care Group at UCM, reducing readmissions for COPD, healthy food shopping tours on the South Side of Chicago, and more. Visit the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation’s website for more information and the full agenda.
Dr. Neda Laiteerapong and Pritzker School of Medicine student Carmel Nichols present an economic evaluation of the collaborative care model for behavioral health at UCM’s Quality and Safety Symposium.
May 2, 2017 – Last week, several CCDTR investigators and staff attended the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) in Washington, D.C. CCDTR-affiliated investigators presenting and/or facilitating workshops at the meeting included Ashley Haddad, Arshiya Baig, Deborah Burnet, Neda Laiteerapong, Monica Peek, and Valerie Press.
In addition to the presenters, several CCDTR staff/investigators’ posters were displayed at the SGIM meeting, including Arshiya Baig, Scott Cook, Kathryn Gunter, Fanny Lopez, Justin Jia, Erin Staab, Amanda Benitez, Michael Quinn, Deborah Burnet, David Meltzer, Neda Laiteerapong, Monica Peek, Ashley Haddad, Alexa Minc, James Zhang, Julie Grutzmacher, Harold Pollack, and Cynthia Schaefer.
April 21, 2017 — Dr. Monica Peek has been elected as a Council member to the National Society of General Internal Medicine. The pass-the-gavel ceremony will take place on Saturday 4/22 at the SGIM annual meeting. Congratulations Dr. Peek for your outstanding leadership in internal medicine!
A paper by CCDTR researchers Elizabeth Tung, Arshiya Baig, Elbert Huang, and Neda Laiteerapong was featured in PRI’s The World, hosted by NPR on Thursday, February 9. Dr. Tung discusses disparities in diabetes screening between Asian Americans and other adults. Click here to listen to the story!
November 30, 2016 — The South Side Diabetes Project hosted its 5th Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest at Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College on November 15, 2014. Hosted annually by the South Side Diabetes Project during National Diabetes Month, the cook off is a live competition judged by a panel of food, health, and wellness experts. 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 and affordable healthy cooking and healthy living can be. Recipes in four categories, side dish, entrée, dessert, and snack, were judged for a grand prize of $1,000. This free and family-friendly event is preceded by a community resource fair with free flu shots and health information. 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 learn more!
PHOTOS FROM THE SOUTH SIDE DIABETES COOK-OFF COMPETITION