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Beating the Odds: Facilitating Lifestyle Change in Urban Latino Young Adults with Diabetes

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Pyatak NCRR_logo

Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)/USC Keck School of Medicine-Southern California Clinical Translational CTSI_logo
Science Institute (SC CTSI) for KL2 Mentoring Research
Career Development Award

Project Period: 08/16/2011 – 06/30/2014

Award Number: KL2RR031991 Helmsley_logo

Total Award: $146,279

Faculty Mentor: Florence Clark

Abstract: The primary contributions of the proposed project
are to develop and validate an innovative context-sensitive, community-based manualized lifestyle intervention for diabetes management, and conduct a pilot study to analyze the intervention’s potential to improve health and quality of life outcomes among urban, low socioeconomic status Latino young adults with diabetes.

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