Dean Margaret Grey and YSM Professor Stuart Weinzimer are the co-directors of a recently awarded research training grant (T32) funded through the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to support multidisciplinary research training for individuals who will contribute to the field of behavioral research in type 1 diabetes. YSN is the only nursing school to be granted this one time only award. One pre-doctoral fellow and two postdoctoral fellows will be recruited to the program over each of the next five years. These fellows will be educated in the area of behavioral aspects of type 1 diabetes throughout the lifespan.
The program will bring together scientists from nursing, medicine, and the behavioral sciences. Those involved will work with programs such as Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, and NIDDK-sponsored study groups such as DCCT/EDIC, TrialNet and DirecNet.
The overall goals of the grant are to create a program for scientists committed to behavioral research in patients with type 1 diabetes, build and grow a strong group of diverse pre- and postdoctoral fellows interested in this area of research, and encourage professionals to collaborate to create a better quality of life for patients with type 1 diabetes.