Emory Global Diabetes Research Center

The Emory Global Diabetes Research Center (EGDRC) is an ambitious cross-campus program with the vision of Improving the lives of people and populations globally and domestically through interdisciplinary diabetes research. EGDRC’s mission is to alleviate suffering from diabetes, which affects over half a billion people worldwide through innovative research into causes and cures, prevention and treatment, environmental and policy measures. 

EGDRC is a 21st century interdisciplinary research and public health ecosystem that offers cutting-edge training and practicum opportunities to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students to work with the best of faculty and health partners domestically and across 21 countries worldwide. Funds will be used for student scholarships and stipends, to support recruitment of postdoctoral fellows and faculty, and for innovative research.

The Precision-CARRS Cohort is a massive study, involving 22,000 people, carefully phenotyped, and has thus far provided opportunities for over 100 students and young scientists. Drs. Mary Beth Weber, Lisa Staimez, Unjali Gujral, and Elizabeth Rhodes all got their PhDs from Emory working on studies, such as Precision-CARRS or one of numerous EGDRC projects, and are now faculty and investigators in their own right, doing cutting edge research and teaching. EGDRC currently supports three undergraduate students, nearly a dozen MPH students, seven doctoral students, and ten postdoctoral fellows. A vast number of MPH students have spent time at EGDRC and at its partner sites in India, gained practicum experiences, and also dissertation opportunities.


Graduate Programs Challenge
Congratulations to the following funds that won the Graduate Programs Challenge. 1st place - $2000: Youth Theological Initiative , 2nd place - $1500: Master of Divinity Scholarship, 3rd place - $1000: Laney Graduate School Fund for Excellence, 4th place (tie) - $250 each: Rollins School of Public Health Scholarships -and- School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund
Rank Prize Grad Programs Donors
1 $2,000 Youth Theological Initiative 21
2 $1,500 Master of Divinity Scholarship 15
3 $1,000 Laney Graduate School 8
4 $500 School of Medicine 5
5 Rollins School of Public Health Scholarships 5
Top Donors - Departments, Centers, Programs, and Networks Leaderboard
Congratulations to the following 10 funds that won the Top Donors Leaderboard among departments, centers, programs, and networks! 1st place - $1800: Black Law Student Association, 2nd place - $1600: Youth Theological Initiative, 3rd place - $1400: Emory College Scholarships, 4th place - $1200: Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services, 5th place - $1000: Emory Crew, 6th place - $800: Student Well Being Fund, 7th place - $700: Young Democrats of Emory, 8th place - $600: Christian Life, 9th place - $500: Student Well Being Fund, 10th place - $400: Oxford College Library
Rank Prize Departments, Centers, Programs, and Networks Donors
1 $1,800 Emory Black Law Student Association 77
2 $1,600 Youth Theological Initiative 68
3 $1,400 College of Arts and Sciences 55
4 $1,200 Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services 51
5 $1,000 Club Sports 49
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