Honor

KMV Narayan - Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Kingdom's South Asian Health Forum.

Unjali Gujral - Hubert Department of Global Health best research paper for the 2017-18 academic year. Article here.

Rebecca Jones - Applebaum-Peabody Scholarship

Whitney Leets - Nalini and Ravi Saligram Scholarship Fund

Upcoming Events

Lessons for Achieving Health Equity Comparing Aotearoa/New Zealand and the United States
Thurs, October 18, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | CNR 4001
Marshall Chin, MD, MPH
Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics; Department of Medicine, University of Chicago

Publications

Self-efficacy and diabetes prevention in overweight South Asians with pre-diabetes
Cioffi CE, Ranjani H, Staimez LR, Anjana RM, Mohan V, Weber
Researchers evaluated the effects of a diabetes prevention itervention on self-efficacy (SE) and the associations between SE and diabetes-related outcomes among overweight Asian Indian adults with pre-diabetes in a randomized controlled translational trial (the Diabetes Community Lifestyle Improvement Program, D-CLIP).

Partners of Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients More Likely to Adopt Healthy Behaviors
Schmittdiel J, Adams SR, Cunningham SA, Nielsen J, Ali MK
Researchers analyzed almost 181,000 couples in Kaiser Permanente's Northern California health plan and found that partners of individuals newly diagnosed with diabetes were 25% more likely to take medication for smoking cessation and 50% more likely to attend weight management classes than those whose partners did not have diabetes.

The changing patterns of cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors in the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2016
Prabhakaran D, et al.
Detailed analysis of how the patterns of cardiovascular diseases and major risk factors have changed across the states of India

The increasing burden of diabetes and variations among the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2016 weight among children in Spain and the role of the home environmentalthy weight among children in Spain and the role of the home environment 
Tandon N, et al.
A comprehensive analysis of the time trends and state-level estimates for diabetes in India.

Two in One: Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes With Single-Sample Testing
Narayan KM, Jagannathan R
An editorial for the article "Prognostic Implications of Single-Sample Confirmatory Testing for Undiagnosed Diabetes: A Prospective Cohort Study" by Selvin E, et al.

Advancing Measurement of Diabetes at the Population Level
Ali MK, Siegel KR, Laxy M, Gregg EW
Population-levelmeasurement of chronic cardiometabolic conditions such as diabetes provide valuable data that can guide decision-makers in health systems, communities, workplaces, legislatures, and public and private payers.aim of this paper is to examine associations between household-level characteristics and underweight in a post-conflict population.

Physical activity promotion for patients transitioning to dialysis using the “Exercise is Medicine” framework: a multi-center randomized pragmatic trial (EIM-CKD trial) protocol
Jagannathan R, Ziolkowski SL, Weber MB, Cobb J, Pham N, Long J, Anand S, and Lobelo F
The aim of this paper is to identify opportunities to strengthen food system policy for nutrition, through an analysis of the policies relevant to the external food environment for fruit and vegetables in India.

Petition to replace current OGTT criteria for diagnosing prediabetes with the 1-hour post-load plasma glucose ≥ 155 mg/dl (8.6 mmol/L)
Bergman M, Manco M, Sesti G, Danknerd R, Pareek M, Jagannathan R, Chetrit A, Abdul-Ghani M, Buysschaert M, Olsen MH, Nilsson PM, Medinam JL, Roth J, Prato SD, Raz I, Ceriello A
This petition reviews findings demonstrating that the 1-hour (1-h) postload plasma glucose (PG) ≥ 155 mg/dl (8.6 mmol/L) in those with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is highly predictive for detecting progression to T2D, micro- and macrovascular complications and mortality in individuals at increased risk. 

Cardiovascular My 40-Year Journey in Diabetes Research: The Power of Collaboration
Mohan V
This article describes a 40 year journey in diabetes research of an Indian diabetologist, starting as an undergraduate medical student.

Lifestyle and the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: A Status Report
NGalaviz KI, Narayan KMV, Lobelo F, Weber MB
Review of a 2,000 year history of global economics and demography and how they have impacted biology and health.

News and Media

Report Release: Crossing the Global Quality Chasm: Improving Health Care Worldwide

This new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will examine ways that health care can be systematically improved globally while expanding access to preventive and therapeutic services, with a special emphasis on low-resource areas. Members of the authoring Committee on Improving the Quality of Health Care Globally presented key messages and recommendations from the report in a webinar release event on August 28, 2018.

Georgia’s health system ranks 40th in national scorecard

"Poverty is a key factor in low health rankings of Southern states," said Solveig Cunningham of Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health.

That affects access to care. Cunningham cited the report finding that in Alabama, low-income adults were nearly seven times more likely than those with higher incomes to skip necessary care because of costs (33 percent vs. 5 percent). But in Pennsylvania, the disparity between high-income and low-income adults was much less (17% vs. 9%).

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