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A Power Up! Program UPDATE

The Power Up! Nutrition and Physical Activity Program is still here…and this program is still impacting children, families and the community through partnerships slated to eliminate childhood obesity while fostering the importance of nutrition education and food preferences.

Along with UChicago Medicine’s ITM stakeholders, the Power Up! Program will again collaborate with the Pilot Light Chefs Organization to develop an interactive and innovative method of community engagement.  Using video technology and themed-health knowledge, these respective teams plan to showcase how impactful choices and behaviors of student food eaters can be.  Partner schools, including teachers and students of Hyde Park’s Ray Elementary and Englewood’s The Montessori School of Englewood will help showcase their Pilot Light food lessons through short videos of chef demonstrations and/or webinar-style presentations to influence what a healthy lifestyle is. Chicago Public School’s After School Matters Program will also play a part in this collaborative as the student health ambassadors who will film the short segment lessons. Team Social Psychologist Dr. Mike Quinn says, “This is an exciting full partnership.”  Look out for this project in late fall, early winter.  For more questions, contact (773) 753-9941.

If your school or organization would like a presentation on healthy eating and physical activity promotion, please contact us by phone at (773) 753-9941 or email: amsteenes@uchicago.edu.

If you would like more information about Pilot Light Chefs Organization, please visit www.pilotlightchefs.org.

For more information on childhood obesity prevention, visit: https://www.eatright.org/health/weight-loss/overweight-and-obesity/preventing-childhood-obesity-healthy-eating-tips-for-kids

Photo credit: Althera M. SteenesLevel 1_PUAS (6)

CCDTR Researchers Present Diabetes Disparities Symposium at Endo 2018 Meeting

IMG_8547March 20, 2018- CCDTR researchers Deborah Burnet, MD, MAPP, Monica Peek, MD, MPH, Arshiya Baig, MD, MPH, and Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, (pictured left to right with Kirsta Suggs, Assoc. Director of Professional Development, Endocrine Society, and Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH, Chair, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Endocrine Society) presented a panel “Diabetes Translational Research: Towards Eliminating Health Disparities in T2DM Symposium” at the Endo 2018 Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Illinois, on March 17, 2018.  The presentations covered stories of each investigator’s diabetes research along with career tips (early career issues and disparity research methodologies (Dr. Peek); community-based participatory research (Dr. Baig); practical research strategies (Dr. Burnet); lessons from funders and end users of research (Dr. Chin)).

CCDTR Investigators Present at the Annual SGIM Meeting

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.

Findings from the Picture Good Health study are published in JGIM

April 29, 2015 – Findings from CCDTR investigator Dr. Arshiya Baig’s Picture Good Health study were just published online by the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The Picture Good Health program is a church-based diabetes education program for Latinos with diabetes which was tested in a randomized controlled pilot study in collaboration with the Little Village Community Advisory Board. Although the pilot study did not demonstrate improvements in A1c in the intervention group as compared to the enhanced usual care group during the six-month follow-up period, the program did lead to changes in decreased high fat food consumption and increased participation in exercise among the low-income Latino adults with diabetes who were assigned to the intervention group.

Click here to access the JGIM article published online on Springer Link’s website.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine’s press release about the findings.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine Science Life blog about the findings.
Click here to read an article in Medscape‘s Medical News Section about the findings.

New Report by CCDTR Investigators Weighs the Evidence for Diabetes Prevention Programs in Community Settings

March 26, 2015 – Yesterday, the NYSHealth Foundation released a report prepared by CCDTR invstigators Drs. Chia-Hung Chou, Deborah Burnet, David Meltzer, and Elbert Huang entitled “The Effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs in Community Settings.” The report reviews the evidence from diabetes prevention programs that have been conducted in community settings to determine their effectiveness in improving health outcomes. The report also examines the long-term effects, implementation costs, and overall cost implications of these programs.

NYSHealth President and CEO James R. Knickman and Chief Program Learning Officer Kelly Hunt also discussed the report’s findings in a recent Health Affairs blog post. They argued there was a need for greater public and private investments in diabetes prevention research and demonstrations.

Click here to read the report.
Click here to read the accompanying policy brief.
Click here to read the Health Affairs blog post.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine’s Science Life blog post about the report.

“But this is how I eat!” How to talk with your patients about diabetes, nutrition, and lifestyle

Monday, March 9, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

The Pritzker Diabetes Prevention and Management Group and the Bucksbaum Student Interest Group invite you to join us for:

“But this is how I eat!”
How to talk with your patients about diabetes, nutrition, and lifestyle

Location: BSLC 109

Food will be served!

 This event will feature a panel of experts in diabetes and patient education who will share their insights on talking with patients about nutrition, exercise, and disease management in effective, culturally-sensitive ways. The panel will include:

Monica Peek News                        Deb Burnet News_updated                                    Althera Steenes Profile
Dr. Monica Peek                       Dr. Deborah Burnet                            Ms. Althera Steenes
General Internist             General Internist and Pediatrician         Community Outreach Specialist
General Internal Medicine           General Internal Medicine                   and Lay Health Educator

Please join us for this excellent opportunity to learn from expert, experienced practitioners about how to communicate with patients about vital but often sensitive and under-emphasized topics! You may direct any questions about the event to alauer@uchicago.edu or jennifermccoy9@gmail.com. Click here to download the event flyer.

ITM’s Advanced Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Training Program

Friday, January 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

This academic year, the CCDTR’s Research In Progress (RIP) Conferences will be partnering with the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) in offering Friday lectures for ITM’s training in “Advanced Community Based Participatory Research.”

The Advanced CBPR Training Program is designed to help meet the growing need and demand for educational resources that help build the knowledge and skills needed to develop and sustain effective CBPR partnerships.

The course lectures will take place during the regularly scheduled RIP sessions on the following Fridays from noon to 1pm in L316:

If you have a case that you’d like to discuss, please send Chartay T. Robinson a brief summary prior to the meeting, and time will be provided to discuss it.

If you have not already done so, please register here.

Room L316
**We encourage attendees to bring a lunch.**

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

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.

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

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

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

Three CCDTR studies of the patient centered medical home are featured in Medical Care

October 16, 2014 – The journal Medical Care recently announced a special supplement issue focused on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI), a five year effort to transform safety net primary care providers in five states into high functioning patient centered medical homes (PCMHs).  The PCMH is widely-advocated new model of primary care and the SNMHI was the first national PCMH demonstration project conducted in the safety net.  A CCDTR team conducted the evaluation of the SNMHI, under the direction of principal investigator and CCDTR Director Marshall Chin.

The three CCDTR studies included in the special issue are:

Click here to read the Medical Care media release.
Click here to read the Qualis Health media release.

For more information on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, visit www.safetynetmedicalhome.org.