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Baltimore DRTC Prevention and Control Core


DRTCThe over-arching mission of the Prevention & Control Core is to understand and reduce health disparities in type 2 diabetes and its complications by facilitating research in the following areas: (1) epidemiology, (2) health services research; (3) outcomes research; and (4) real-world trials of primary and secondary prevention.

The Prevention & Control Core objectives aim to assist investigators and health professionals interested in the entire range of natural history and in all 3 forms of prevention related to diabetes. Furthermore, our objectives support our commitment to investigating health disparities and to seeking clinical and public health remedies. More information about our conceptual framework can be found here.

This area of the Baltimore DRTC Prevention and Control website is dedicated to clinical investigators and health professionals. Find out how to best care for your patients with diabetes. Learn about local resources and events related to diabetes care. Investigators can access services provided by our faculty and locate colleagues with similar interests.

Links to Outside Resources                             Link to a library of Patient Educational Handouts on Diabetes Self-management



Prevention & Control Core Structure and Services

1. Assemble a large, experienced, multi-disciplinary panel of investigators who are committed to the Core's mission. This panel includes nationally and internationally regarded experts in epidemiology, clinical trials, health services research, outcomes research, psychology, behavioral medicine, and public health. Many of the experts are themselves under-represented minorities.
2.  Promote innovation and cross-fertilization by the following means:
     ◦ Prioritize interdisciplinary and cross-campus collaboration.
     ◦ Link closely with training and mentorship programs to development young talent.
     ◦ Work with government (local, state, and US) and industry to develop new interventions.
     ◦ Participate in technology transfer and multidisciplinary translational research to implement innovative diabetes prevention and control programs into everyday clinical practice.

3.  Constitute three P&C Sub-Cores to support the panel's research in the prevention & control of type 2 diabetes by providing timely, high-quality, well-managed services in these areas:

     ◦ Biostatistics - with particular attention to innovations in the analysis of longitudinal data, the conduct of effectiveness trials, and rapid literature synthesis.

     ◦ Epidemiology - with particular attention to archiving and advancing expertise on the diverse epidemiologic and administrative databases available in  Baltimore and providing quick turn-around for urgent requests on data management and analysis.

     ◦ Behavior Science and Cognition - with particular attention to the development of state-of-the-art behavioral interventions and high quality data acquisition.

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