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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!

PHOTOS FROM THE SOUTH SIDE DIABETES COOK-OFF COMPETITION
         

South Side Diabetes Team Presents at the National Meeting of the NIMHD

December 2, 2014 – Yesterday, CCDTR staff member Nyahne Bergeron represented the South Side Diabetes team in presenting their work at the 2014 Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The poster she presented was entitled “Integrating multi-level interventions to improve diabetes care and outcomes”.

2014 NIMHD Conference_Bergeron Poster

Nyahne Bergeron with her SSD poster
at the 2014 meeting of the NIMHD

3rd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest a Success!

December 2, 2014 – In observance of National Diabetes Month, the South Side Diabetes Project hosted its 3rd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest at Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College on November 15, 2014. 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 healthy cooking and healthy living can be. 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 view the original event posting on our website with more information about the event.

PHOTOS FROM THE SOUTH SIDE DIABETES COOK-OFF COMPETITION
Cook-Off News Story - Dec 2014 Team     Cook-Off News Story - Dec 2014 Winner     Cook-Off News Story - Dec 2014 Judges

3rd Annual Diabetes Cook Off!

Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

In observance of National Diabetes Month, the Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago announces its 3rd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest on November 15, 2014 at the Washburne Culinary Institute located at 740 West 63rd St, Building U, on the South Side of Chicago. The cook off is an opportunity for ordinary cooks to compete and share their best diabetes-friendly, healthy recipes and demonstrate that healthy, diabetes-friendly food can be delicious and affordable. Recipes in four categories – side dish, entrée, dessert, and snack – will be judged for a grand prize of $500 cash and many other great prizes!

Click here to learn more!

Picture Good Health and South Side Diabetes Projects Featured in UCM’s 2013 Community Benefit Report

November 3, 2014 – The Community Benefit Report for University of Chicago Medicine’s 2013 fiscal year was just released. CCDTR investigator Dr. Arshiya Baig and her Picture Good Health / Imagínate Una Buena Salud program were highlighted on pages six and seven of the report. The Picture Good Health program provides church-based diabetes education to Latinos with diabetes in the South Lawndale / Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.

CCDTR investigators Drs. Monica Peek and Marshall Chin and their South Side Diabetes Project were also highlighted on page six of the report. The South Side Diabetes Project provides diabetes education to African Americans in the south side of Chicago.

The report includes comments from Dr. Baig, who serves as principal investigator of the Picture Good Health study, and from former project manager Nora Geary of the South Side Diabetes project.

Click here to read the 2013 Community Benefit Report.

Oluseyi Fayanju and the South Side Diabetes Team Receive an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Summer Research Forum

August 28, 2014 – Today, one of our CCDTR research teams’ projects led by Oluseyi Fayanju received an honorable mention at the Pritzker School of Medicine’s Summer Research Program (SRP) Awards Ceremony. The project was entitled, “Variation in Perceptions of Diabetes Quality Improvement Among Clinic Staff: A Case Study of Six Chicago Clinics.” SRP student Oluseyi Fayanju’s lead mentors for the project were Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH and Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH. The listed authors for the project are Oluseyi Fayanju, Yue Gao, Robert Nocon, Nora Geary, Daniel Rowell, Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH, and Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH.

Fayanju SRP Honorable Mention

The name of the award that the team received was Honorable Mention of Excellence in the 2014 Summer Research Forum. Major funding for the project came from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Congratulations Oluseyi and team!

Shared Decision-Making: A Tool for Enhancing Patient Empowerment Among African Americans with Diabetes

Friday, August 8, 2014 from 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Looking to improve your patient’s self-confidence and diabetes care? On August 8th at the American Association of Diabetes Educators National Meeting (AADE14), Dr. Monica Peek of the South Side Diabetes Program – supported by the Merck Foundation’s Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes – will present a master class along with two other investigators. During the class, Dr. Peek will share how culturally-tailored diabetes education with skills training in shared decision-making can improve patients’ self-confidence, self-empowerment, and diabetes-related health outcomes. The Alliance’s Chicago program will share key takeaways and suggestions for enhancing shared-decision making among African Americans with diabetes. Learn more about AADE14 here.

Monica Peek News

Dr. Monica Peek presents:

Enhancing Shared Decision-Making Among African-Americans with Diabetes

Presentation Time: 9:45 – 11:15 am EST

National Meeting of the
American Association of Diabetes Educators

Orlando, Florida

CCDTR Director Marshall Chin interviewed on the “Live at 9” news show in Memphis

May 23, 2014 – Yesterday, CCDTR Director Marshall Chin was in Memphis to give the keynote address “Cracking the Code To ‘Real’ Health Equity” at the Healthy Memphis Common Table Annual Meeting. He also gave an interview about reducing health disparities among minority populations for the “Live at 9” news show, a Memphis CBS affiliate. During the interview, Dr. Chin also discussed work being done through the CCDTR’s South Side Diabetes project which is sponsored by the Merck Foundation and NIDDK. View the “Live at 9” five-minute interview clip here.

Dr. Marshall Chin embarks on national radio tour with the RWJF Finding Answers program

February 24, 2014 – CCDTR Director Marshall Chin is nearing the end of a national radio tour with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Finding Answers program that started in January and will end in March. The tour is entitled: How Can We Make Sure That Disparities in Health Care Improve Under the Affordable Care Act? Dr. Chin has been interviewed by the radio stations listed below, discussing the Finding Answers program as well as the South Side Diabetes project.

  • WPFW-FM in Washington, DC (Gloria Minot, Public – Pacifica Station)
  • KYW-AM in Philadelphia, PA (John Ostapkovich, All News)

Click here to read a short article from CBS in Philadelphia, entitled “Advocate Sees Potential in Obamacare to Reduce Health Disparities.”

  • KNX-AM in Los Angeles, CA (Tom Haule and Linda Nunez, All News)
  • WDET-FM in Detroit, MI (Craig Fahle, Public – NPR).

Click here to listen to the NPR interview entitled, “Will Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Detroit Improve Under the Affordable Care Act?”

  • KGNU in Denver/Boulder, CO (Maeve Conran, Public – NPR)
  • North Carolina News Network in state of North Carolina (Josh Zach, News/Talk)
  • Radio PA in state of Pennsylvania (Cathy Clark, Statewide news)
  • American Urban Radio Network, National Network (Allegra Johnson, Urban News)
  • KPFT-FM in Houston, TX (Marlo Blue, Public – Pacifica)
  • WXKS-FM / JAMN-FM / WKOX-AM in Boston, MA (Gwendolyn Blackburn, Minority Counterpoint)