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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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...
Wednesday, March 1, 12pm
Room 1000, CNR, 1518 Clifton Road
Dr. Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD will speak on the topic of diabetes and obesity among Latinos in this special seminar presented by GCDTR and the Hubert Dept. of Global Health.
May 2017: Rollins School of Public Health
Cunningham SA, Mosher A, Judd SE, Matz LM, Kabagambe EK, Moy CS, Howard VJ
Among older adults, those who used to, but no longer, drink had higher risks of stroke, especially among women; current light drinkers had the lowest risk of stroke.
Dr. Shweta Khandelwal, a former Emory and Public Health Foundation of India NIH Fogarty Fellow, wrote her 16th editorial piece in the Deccan Herald promoting fruits and vegetables as high-value crops.
Gallegos-Carrillo K, García-Peña C, Salmerón J, Salgado-de-Snyder N, Lobelo F
This is the first study to show that promotion of PA in primary care and standardizing clinical-community linkages can be feasible and effective in the context of an LMIC’s health care system.
Lectures and Events
Dr. Staimez visits "Asian Indian Beta-Cells in Infants Study" site
Dr. Lisa Staimez (center front in pink) recently visited the "Asian Indian Beta-Cells in Infants Study (ABCs in Infants Study)" site. The ABCs in Infants study explores the biological hypothesis that maternal nutritional status during pregnancy is associated with poor insulin secretion in progeny. By understanding risk factors impacting early life trajectories of insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis, this study may provide new insight on how to reduce diabetes disparities among Asian Indian populations. The study is based in Belgaum, India, with close collaboration from Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran (PHFI) and Dr. Shweta Khandelwal (former EGDRC trainee, front in green) and her study team in the trial, "Effect of Docosa-hexaenoic acid (DHA) Supplementation during pregnancy on Newborn outcomes in India".