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Driving policies and practices to improve health and eliminate health disparities relating to diabetes.


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The Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research (Chicago CDTR) provides consulting, technical assistance, data access, seed funding, education and other core services to foster a collaborative community of diabetes translation researchers who share a common goal of improving health and health equity.

About Our Mission

Diabetes Research Support


Our cores are home to a range of resources for your research needs, from data sources to communication strategies.
Access Core Services

Pilot & Feasibility Funding

Are you an investigator seeking early-career or pilot project financial aid for diabetes translational research?
Apply for Funding
Our experts are available to provide individualized research support.

A Team Committed to Collaboration

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." 

Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, Chicago CDTR Co-Director

Ronald Ackermann, MD, MPH, Chicago CDTR Co-Director

Meet Our Team


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