Dr. Venkat Narayan Elected to the National Academy of Medicine Class of 2016

“Dr. Narayan continues to further enhance his leadership position as an internationally renowned diabetes researcher. Election to the National Academy of Medicine highlights individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of health, and he is most deserving of this distinguished honor.”

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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

Shifting from Sickness and Disease to Wellness and Prevention

Thursday, July 27, 12pm - 1pm
Room 5001, CNR, 1518 Clifton Road

Join us at the next Seminar Series to hear Nazeera Dawood, Chief of Staff for the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, discuss her experiences with public health prevention and wellness. Pizza will be served!

GCDTR Small Grant Award Application

Faculty researchers from Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and the Atlanta Veterans’ Affairs System are eligible to propose studies that align with GCDTR's Cores. Click on the link above for more information!
Deadline: September 5, 2017

For all application and scientific questions, please contact: M’balu Oke, gcdtr@emory.edu


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.

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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. 

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