Dr. Venkat Narayan selected as the recipient of the 2017 Marion V. Creekmore Award for Internationalization.

Dr. Narayan will be recognized for his accomplishments during the International Awards Night at the Emory Conference Center Hotel on Thursday, November 16.

Centre for the Control of Chronic Conditions

Four leading global research institutions - the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Emory University, the London School of Hygiene & tropical Medicine and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) - have joined forces to establish the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, a new Centre headquartered at PHFI in India.  Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan, Director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center at Emory University, will lead the US team. Read more...

Upcoming Events

Guillermo Umpierrez, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology,
Emory School of Medicine Chief, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Grady Memorial Hospital

September 29, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Room TBD, 1518 Clifton Road

Join us for the next GCDTR Enrichment Seminar Series

William (Bill) Herman, MD, MPH
Director, Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research
Stefan S. Fajans/GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Diabetes, University of Michigan

October 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rita Anne Rollins Room (RAR), 1518 Clifton Road

Join us for the next GCDTR Enrichment Seminar Series

Ira Goldberg, MD
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes,
and Metabolism, New York University

October 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CNR 1000, 1518 Clifton Road

Join us for the next GCDTR Enrichment Seminar Series


Healthfulness, Modernity, and Availability of Food and Beverages: Adolescents’ Perceptions in Southern India

Shaikh NI, Maxwell A, Patil SS, Cunningham SA

This study uses freelists to document perceptions of healthfulness, modernity, and availability of foods and beverages among adolescents ages 13–18 years (n = 26) in urbanizing India.

Grandmothers’ perspectives on the changing context of health in India

Cunningham SA, Gloor SD, Patil SS

The prevalence of obesity and other chronic diseases is increasing in India and around the world. As globalization and social changes are believed to be at the root of these epidemiological changes, these factors must be better understood. This study engaged older adults to gain an important perspective on globalization and health.

National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States

CDC's new report shows that 30.3 million people in the US have diabetes, making the US population of people with diabetes the 45th most populated country in the world.

Type 2 Diabetes in Asia with a focus on India and China

Soares M, Müller MJ

China and India currently have the highest numbers of type 2 diabetics in the world, and these figures are projected to substantially increase by 2040.

Global Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

Gregg EW, Shaw JE

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study offers a discouraging reminder that the global obesity epidemic is worsening in most parts of the world, and that this has many ominous implications for both physical health and economic health.

News and Media

EGDRC's Quarterly Update Newsletter

From welcoming new team members to expanding research capacities across the globe, this June 2017 edition of our quarterly newsletter provides a comprehensive overview of our center's activities. 

Dr. Karla Galaviz Wins Diversity Supplement Award

Karla Galaviz won an NIDDK administrative supplement to our GCDTR P30. This award will support her transition into a faculty position at Emory University and a research study focused on addressing diabetes in the HIV Setting. Specifically, Karla will develop a parsimonious, high-performing diabetes risk screening tool for HIV-infected populations. She will then assess the acceptability, clinical applicability, and impact of the tool in routine HIV care. This award represents a promising step towards addressing cardio-metabolic diseases in HIV care and a strong platform to support Karla’s career as an independent investigator.

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