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Seeking solutions near and far to reduce health disparities

August 22, 2018- Center Director Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, and Associate Director Monica Peek, MD, MPH, have been featured on The Forefront for their work at Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care, as well as Dr. Chin’s work with the Finding Answers initiative. The Forefront is the science, health and wellness news website for the University of Chicago Medicine, the Division of Biological Sciences, and the Pritzker School of Medicine.

To learn more about Dr. Chin and Dr. Peek’s work, click here.

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)).

Marshall Chin, MD, MPH & Monica Peek, MD, MPH to co-direct program aimed at reducing disparities in diabetes care

December 13, 2017- Center Director Marshall Chin, MD, MPH & Associate Director Monica Peek, MD, MPH have been selected to co-direct the National Program Office for the “Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care” initiative. The program aims to improve access to diabetes care in underserved U.S. communities.

To learn more about the University of Chicago’s role in the initiative, click here.


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.

Dr. Monica Peek Elected as Council Member to the SGIM

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!

5th Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest a Success!

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!


CCDTR Associate Director Dr. Monica Peek quoted in Medpage Today article

May 11, 2015 – Dr. Monica Peek was quoted in a Medpage Today article entitled “ZIP Codes and Waistlines: Location, Location, Location.” The article discusses findings from a team of researchers not affiliated with the CCDTR who analyzed data from the Dallas Heart Study, a cohort of more than 3,000 adult residents residing in Dallas County. Dr. Peek was interviewed about her reaction to the study’s findings that people who move to lower income neighborhoods often gain weight.

Click here to read the article.