June 21, 2018- CCDTR Core Investigators Andrew Davis, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Tung, MD, MS, and Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS have published a JAMA clinical guideline synopsis of the American College of Physicians’ controversial 2018 guidance statement on hemoglobin A1c goals in nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes. The article is entitled “Glycemic Control in Nonpregnant Adults with Type 2 Diabetes” and provides recommendations in response to the new guideline statement. In addition to their article, Dr. Tung and Dr. Laiteerapong are featured in a video discussing this same topic.
May 16, 2018- The 13th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day took place this past Saturday, May 12th 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.
Various CCDTR investigators gave talks throughout the day:
Jill A. Weissberg-Benchell, PhD – Psychosocial Aspects of Closed Loop Systems for the Treatment of Diabetes
Namratha Kandula, MD, MPH – Diabetes in South Asians, the MASALA Study
Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS – Economics of Personalizing Diabetes Care in the Era of New Medications
CCDTR staff member Parmida Zarei, BS won an award for her poster entitled, “Physician Feedback on the Quality of Diabetes Care: A Common Strategy with Moderate Impact.” Laura Dickens, mentored by Rochelle Naylor, MD, was also a poster award recipient.
July 31, 2017- Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS and Elbert Huang, MD, MPH have published a chapter in the 3rd edition of Diabetes in America. Their chapter, “Diabetes in Older Adults,” will become the leading reference for the geriatric diabetic population in the United States.
Check it out here. Congratulations, Dr. Laiteerapong and Dr. Huang!
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.
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!
An article by CCDTR investigators Liz Tung, Arshiya Baig, Elbert Huang, and Neda Laiteerapong was featured in Science Life today. Dr. Tung discussed their findings that Asian Americans are less likely to be screened for diabetes than other racial and ethnic groups despite a high prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes in this population. Click here to read the post.
CCDTR investigators were recognized for their work at the Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Regional Meeting in Cleveland today. Neda Laiteerapong received the Award for Excellence in Clinician Investigation, and her presentation on “The Legacy Effect of Early Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes on Future Diabetes Complications: The Diabetes and Aging Study” was named the best scientific abstract oral presentation.
UChicago medical student Ivana Barouhas presented on the Implementing Diabetes Group Visits in Community Health Centers project led by Arshiya Baig in collaboration with Midwest Clinicians’ Network. Her poster, “Assessing the Effectiveness of a Training Intervention on Community Health Center Staff’s Ability to Implement Diabetes Group Visits,” was awarded 3rd place in the scientific abstract poster presentation category.
Several other CCDTR members earned scientific abstract and innovations poster awards for their ongoing work at UChicago. See the SGIM announcement for the full list of awards.
March 3, 2015 – Today, several CCDTR investigators presented their work at the annual Janet D. Rowley Research Day for the University of Chicago Department of Medicine. CCDTR investigator Dr. Neda Laiteerapong won the Best Abstract for Health Services Research Faculty Award for her abstract entitled: “Ten-year hemoglobin A1C trajectories and outcomes in type 2 diabetes: The Diabetes & Aging Study.”
Dr. Neda Laiteerapong (2nd row, far right) with the other
award winners at the 2015 Janet D. Rowley Research Day
Other abstracts presented by CCDTR investigators included:
Title: Using Photovoice to Promote Diabetes Self-Management for Latino Adults
Investigator: Dr. Arshiya Baig
Title: Later Sleep and Circadian Timing are Associated with Lower Estimated Insulin Sensitivity
Investigator: Dr. Kristen Knutson
Title: Relative Ethnic and Racial Frequency of GCK-Related Hyperglycemia (GCK-MODY)
Investigator: Dr. Rochelle Naylor
Title: How wide is the digital divide? A study of urban hospitalized patients
Investigator: Dr. Valerie Press
Title: Knowing is Half the Battle
Investigator: Dr. Milda Saunders
Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join CCDTR investigators Drs. Neda Laiteerapong and Valerie Press as they conduct a series of Research Writing Workshops (RWW) this coming year. These workshops are intended for individuals who have graduated from the Little Red Schoolhouse course here at the University of Chicago or who have obtained a similar level of training.
Workshops will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 11am-12pm starting in October 2014 and going through September 2015. They will take place in room W229.
Click here to learn more about the RWW.
Click here to download the RWW informational flyer which includes RSVP information.