The goal of the program is to facilitate the success of Early Stage Investigators as they enter the field of diabetes translational research, with a focus on becoming independently funded diabetes researchers.

The pilot and feasibility program also seeks to facilitate the success of more senior investigators as they change fields and enter the field of diabetes translational research.

Each year, the CDTR will fund up to 3 awards, each for $20-40,000, for a period of one year.


CDTR Program Guidelines


CDTR Pilot Awards

May 2013
Laura Young, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine

Project: Linking Peer Support Programs to Clinical Care Settings: A Novel Approach for Enhancing Social Support in Diabetes


March 2013
Melinda Beck, PhD

Associate Chair, Department of Nutrition

UNC School of Public Health

Project: Influence of T2D on the Immune Response to Influenza Vaccination


August 2013
Betsy Sleath, PhD

George H. Cocolas Distinguished Professor

UNC School of Pharmacy

Project: Patient adoption of an Internet based diabetes medication tool to improve adherence