Congratulations to Dr. Namratha Kandula on New Award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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South Asians (Asian Indian and Pakistani), who are the second fastest growing minority group in the U.S., have a disproportionate risk of diabetes and are less physically active than many  other racial/ethnic groups.  Regular physical activity has been shown to prevent diabetes.  Dr. Namratha Kandula’s study entitled Community-Clinic Partnership to Promote Physical Activity in South Asian Women, will pilot-test a community-based physical activity intervention systematically adapted to social and cultural context of under-served South Asian women. This study has potential to directly inform current health care efforts to implement evidence-based treatments in real-world settings.