Center Overview

Strategic Vision

  • The NY Regional CDTR is designed to provide a scientific environment that supports and accelerates growth and development for an outstanding research base devoted to diabetes translational research among investigators from multiple institutions and diverse disciplines. 
  • Through collaborations with other funded CDTRs across the country, as well as the growth of its resources and members, the NY Regional CDTR provides Core services, collaborative opportunities, Enrichment programming, and Pilot and Feasibility funding.  
  • The enhanced CDTR resources provide services through three cutting-edge Translational Research Cores and one National Resource Core that operate seamlessly across academic institutions, healthcare systems, community organizations, and health departments. 
  • Our goals are to increase the breadth and collaborative nature of diabetes translation research, enhance early-stage investigator career development, and accelerate local and national impact on diabetes health equity. 

Unifying Themes

  • Our Core services, Programs, and Resources are guided by our Center themes that focus on health equity and use of a biopsychosocial approach to develop and support diabetes translation research that can impact population health. 
  • We conceptualize many of the currently observed health disparities as being deeply grounded in structural racism and systems of oppression and ground our approach to diabetes translation research on this observation, seen through the lens of our home in the Bronx, New York. We believe that high-quality diabetes translation research can help accelerate the development, implementation, dissemination and maintenance of solutions to improve health equity. 
  • Using a biopsychosocial approach integrates diabetes and obesity translation research though consideration of biological, psychological, emotional, behavioral and social determinants of health and disease. This approach was foundational to the development of the fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine and to subsequent models for health that frame individual and population health as spanning from microbes to ecosystems. 

Diabetes Translation Research Support Through Core Resources

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February 2 | 9:00 AM
Quantification of the Pace of Biological Aging
Daniel Belsky, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
Meeting ID: 930 9347 4988
Phone: 1.646.558.8656
Room: Price 351

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