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From Clinical Trials to Community: The Science of Translating Diabetes and Obesity Research

(January 2,004)

On January 12-13, 2004, a national conference on diabetes and obesity translational research was held on the NIH campus.  This conference was proposed by the Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee (DMICC), which is congressionally charged with coordinating federal efforts in diabetes.  The conference examined challenges in complex situations facing providers caring for diverse communities with limited resources.  Translation aims to determine what can improve outcomes in diverse, real-world populations and practically how to achieve those goals.  Priority areas for diabetes and obesity translational research discussed at the conference included:  the applicability of programs and results to different settings; understanding  barriers and mediators to translation; how to move from an acute care paradigm to a chronic care model; vulnerable, understudied populations; translational interventions; community-based participatory research; economic analyses; and public health and public policy efforts.


The report is available:

  • electronically using the PDF(s) linked below. Documents in PDF format require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader application for viewing.​​