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

Global Health and Denmark – the past, present and future

Friday, May 19, 8:30am - 4:45pm
Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr. Narayan will deliver the keynote speech on "Global health - the unfinished business" at the Danish Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health's 50th anniversary symposium.

EGDRC and GCDTR Enrichment Seminar Series

*This event has been rescheduled- check back soon for an updated date and time.

Join us to hear Dr. Chris Ford and Dr. Ram Jagannathan, two of our post-doctoral fellows, discuss issues related to diabetes and obesity.

Qualitative Research Training Workshops

May 15 - 19, 2017: Rollins School of Public Health

In session this week!

32nd Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes

May 25 - 28, 2017
Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida

Dr. Narayan will deliver a keynote lecture on "Gaps in Diabetes Care" and a closing speech on "Diabetes - Closing the Gap" at the ADA's premier clinical diabetes meeting.


A National Effort to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Participant-Level Evaluation of CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program

Ely EK, Gruss SM, Luman ET, Gregg EW, Ali MK, Nhim K, Rolka DB, Albright AL

This study assessed participant-level results from the first 4 years of implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), a national effort to prevent type 2 diabetes in those at risk through structured lifestyle change programs.

The stability of children's weight status over time, and the role of television, physical activity, and diet in elementary school

Jacksona SL, Cunningham SA

This study examined the effects of weight-related behaviors on subsequent changes in weight during childhood using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K), a nationally representative prospective cohort of children in the United States.

Preventing Disability: The Influence Of Modifiable Risk Factors On State And National Disability Prevalence

Mehta NK, Patel SA, Ali MK, Narayan KM

Using data for 2013 from the BRFSS, this study estimated the percentages of national and state disability that could be prevented through reductions in five modifiable health risk factors associated with disability: cigarette smoking, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.

Cardiometabolic Abnormalities Among Normal-Weight Persons From Five Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Two Cohort Studies

Gujral UP, Vittinghoff E, Mongraw-Chaffin M, VaidyaD, Kandula NR, Allison M, Carr J, Liu K, Narayan KMV, Kanaya AM

Using a BMI criterion for overweight to screen for cardiometabolic risk may result in a large proportion of racial/ethnic minority groups being overlooked.

News and Media

EGDRC's Quarterly Update Newsletter

From welcoming new team members to expanding the seminar series to launching GCDTR, this March 2017 edition of our quarterly newsletter provides a comprehensive overview of our center's activities. 

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