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Internal Partners

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 

The Heritage College is the administrative home of the Diabetes Institute, with the largest percentage of membership in the DI being composed of faculty and administrative staff from the medical school. Support for programs such as the Diabetes Fellowship and the Diabetes Free Clinic is also provided by the college.

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The College of Health Sciences and Professions 

CHSP sponsors the Diabetes Certificate, available to undergraduates and graduates. The program educates and prepares students to better understand the multifaceted and complex condition of diabetes. Student participation in diabetes-specific programs is largely composed of students enrolled in the certificate program. CHSP faculty and administrative staff make up the next largest percentage of membership in the Diabetes Institute.

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Edison Biotechnology Institute 

EBI and the DI are closely aligned with one another with research in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, proteomics and hormonal regulation, and addressing needs in the areas of diabetes, obesity, growth disorders, aging, infectious disease and cancer.

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Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Faculty at Russ College account for the third largest percentage of members in the Diabetes Institute. Biomedical engineering faculty engage in diabetes research through artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute 

ITDI and the DI first began collaborating in the spring of 2015 to assess the obesity, diabetes and cardio-metabolic risk of adolescents from rural and urban communities in Ecuador. Since then, ITDI and DI members have initiated two additional projects including a diabetes prevention program in Ecuador.

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External Partners

OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College

The OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College Diabetes & Endocrinology clinic is a vibrant practice that combines excellence in clinical care, comprehensive interdisciplinary teaching and complete patient care serving the people of Appalachian Ohio and western W.Va.

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Cardi-OH is a collaborative among Ohio's seven medical schools that aims to improve cardiovascular and diabetes health outcomes and eliminate disparities in Ohio's Medicaid population. This project was launched in 2017 by the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, working with Case Western Reserve University. The initiative works to keep the state's health care providers up to date on best practices for preventing and treating cardiovascular disease and diabetes. To this end, experts at the medical schools identify, produce and disseminate evidence-based cardiovascular and diabetes resources through virtual training, monthly newsletters and podcasts.

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Pontificia Universidad Católica del Educador

With the collaborative efforts of the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute, PUCE has become a meaningful partner of the DI focusing on chronic disease research in Quito, Ecuador.

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Assessment of Obesity and Metabolic Risk Factors in Adolescents in Ecuador

Faculty and physicians from the ITDI and the DI partnered with faculty from the PUCE to assess the obesity, diabetes and cardio-metabolic risk of adolescents from rural and urban communities in Ecuador. This team of researchers, together with a large team of students from Ohio University and PUCE (plus a third-year medical resident), collected data on more than 250 adolescents over spring break, reaching the intended target sample size in just five days of testing. This data will be used to more fully understand current obesity rates, incidence of related chronic disease (i.e., diabetes) and the sociological factors (e.g., diet, nutritional knowledge, physical activity, etc.) that contribute to obesity rates in rural versus urban groups of Ecuadorian adolescents.

National Diabetes Prevention Program in Ecuador

The DI, PUCE and Touro University, California, partnered to implement a project designed to assess the translatability of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Ecuador. The project will test the ability of the evidence-based NDPP to transcend language and cultural barriers and produce the same results in a different country.

Health talks and workshops in Ecuador

The DI, ITDI and PUCE collaborated to give presentations and a workshop for the "1st Congreso Internacional de Docencia, Investigación en Salud y Vinculación con la Colectividad" (1st International Congress of Teaching, Health Research and Community Engagement) at the College of Nursing at PUCE. The talks were given in Spanish and the titles are as follows: "Construyendo una Comunidad de Investigación" (Building a Research Community) and "Investigación en Colaboracion de la Comunidad" (Community-Engaged Research: Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention). The workshop for faculty researchers was titled "Revision Proyectos de Investigación en la Facultdad de Enfermería-PUCE/Universidad de Ohio" (Review of Research Projects - PUCE/Ohio University).