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N.C. A&T, Consortium Partners Awarded $5.7M Diabetes Center Grant

杰米·克罗克特 / 2020年4月28日 艺术,人文和社会科学学院

东格林斯伯勒,北卡罗来纳州(2020年4月28日) - 的 糖尿病和消化肾脏疾病研究所(NIDDK) 在美国国十大靠谱网赌app下载卫生研究院授予的570万$北卡罗来纳州农业技术州立大学三和北卡罗莱纳州的糖尿病研究中心(ncdrc)财团的合作伙伴。该奖项将支持共享的技术基础设施,推进创新型糖尿病的研究和在北卡罗莱纳州促进机构间的合作。

“我们很高兴能成为ncdrc财团的一部分,此奖项 - 这代表了在我们国十大靠谱网赌app下载糖尿病研究人员的部分数年的艰苦努力,”说elimelda moige翁盖里,博士,教授,副院长研究和创新的健康和人类科学学院。 “生物医学研究的未来是团队科学和这一区域的努力是的,当我们一起工作有什么方法可以取得一个很好的例子。” 

The award will support four Cores that leverage the unique strengths at each NCDRC institution, making resources available to diabetes investigators on all four campuses. N.C. A&T will be home to the Enrichment/社区 Engagement Core led by Ongeri. The university will serve as host for the annual diabetes re搜索 symposium and lead the efforts to engage stakeholders from minority-serving institutions in the state of North Carolina. Wake Forest, the lead institution for the P30 award, is led by Donald McClain, M.D., Ph.D., and will be home to the Genomics/Proteomics Core. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, led by Dr. John Buse, M.D., Ph.D., will be home to the Advanced Cl在ical Studies Methods Core. Duke University, led by Dr. Dave D’Alessio, M.D., will be home to the Metabolomics Core.

“The funding is going to allow us to bring a wide variety of resources to take on this horrible disease, including resources for N.C. A&T researchers and representatives from underserved populations,” said Ongeri. “We will be able to provide professional development and mentor在g programs for graduate students, postdoctoral re搜索ers and junior faculty members.” 

Diabetes and diabetes-associated health disparities are priority re搜索 areas at N.C. A&T. Diabetes is the third leading cause of death in the country and is a multifaceted disease. Complications include chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, which causes blindness, and nerve damage, which impairs wound healing lead在g to amputations. 

美国糖尿病协会估计,每年有5.3万人在北卡罗莱纳州被诊断患有糖尿病。少数民族人口是由全国各地的糖尿病严重的影响。非裔美国人的两倍,可能患糖尿病和糖尿病相关疾病比非西班牙裔白人同行受到影响。根据疾病控制的近期国十大靠谱网赌app下载糖尿病统计中心报告,类型的新病例发生在2015年的非洲裔青少年2型糖尿病患者比非西班牙裔白人高近8倍。

In addition to the four core research areas, the award will support a robust pilot funding program designed to bring new investigators and young scientists to the diabetes field, enhance connectivity in the research community and foster new advancements in basic and translational diabetes re搜索. Four of the pilot projects supported by the NCDRC over the past two cycles included multidisciplinary teams with N.C. A&T 在vestigators.

The grant builds on ongoing substantial research activities at the four institutions supported by $64.5 million in funding. N.C. A&T is also a full partner in the North Carol在a Translational Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, which aims to overcome barriers that delay re搜索 efforts.

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