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    The Center for Health Disparities Research at the Medical University of South Carolina is focused on eliminating racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and rural/urban disparities in health.

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    through excellence in all phases of our work and continually improving our programs and practices based on new knowledge.

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    to communities through development of health interventions that are effective and practical in the real world.

CHDR Studies

MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) Current Studies

National Institutes of Health/National Institute for Diabetes and Digestion and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) R01: Technology-Intensified Diabetes Education/Skills Intervention in African Americans with Diabetes Mellitus-2
The long-term goal is to identify effective strategies to improve metabolic control and hence reduce diabetes complication and mortality rates in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. (Principal Investigator: Leonard Egede, MD, MS)

NIH/NIDDK T35: Short-Term Research Training for Health Professional Students
This grant provides support for short-term research training experiences at MUSC for 24 medical and other health professional students in areas that fall within the broad spectrum of diabetes and lipid abnormalities, as well as renal and cardiovascular disease. (Principal Investigator: Egede)

NIH/NIDDK K24: Technology Intensified Diabetes Education Study in African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (TIDES)
The study involves patient-oriented research on interventions to reduce complications and deaths from diabetes in ethnic minority groups and allows protected time to mentor the next generation of women and minority clinical investigators in health disparities research. (Principal Investigator: Egede)

NIH/NIDDK R03: Tablet-Aided Behavioral intervention EffecT on Self-management skills (TABLETS)
The major goal of the proposed research is to conduct a randomized clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a telephone-delivered behavioral lifestyle intervention on improving self-management behaviors in rural populations at high risk of cardiovascular disease. (Principal Investigator: Cheryl Lynch, MD, MPH)

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