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Directors' Message

Welcome to the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research (Chicago CDTR). The center is fueled by one of only seven P30 “Core Center” grants awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases as well as by strong institutional support from two leading academic institutions and resources contributed by several other partnering organizations and agencies. Chicago CDTR serves a robust network of faculty, staff, trainees, community partners and other stakeholders united by a common goal: to use the power of research to drive policies and practices that will improve health and eliminate health disparities relating to diabetes.

We are proud of the scientific and policy impact of our research, as well as the commitment of our members to lead and collaborate at local and national levels to advance diabetes health equity and address social drivers of health. Our cores provide valuable resources that foster innovation, collaboration and methodologic rigor in translation research. Our collaborative culture and large and diverse membership provide an ideal environment for catalyzing new areas of science and supporting career advancement for those new to diabetes translation research, as well as those already established in the field. 

We are grateful for your interest and invite you to explore our website, provide us feedback or ideas, or request center membership.

Chicago CDTR Co-Director


Marshall Chin, MD, MPH
Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Chicago CDTR Co-Director


Ronald Ackermann, MD, MPH
James Roscoe Miller Professor of Medicine; Professor of General Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Medical Social Sciences; Senior Associate Dean for Public Health; Director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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