Madeline Rose Keleher, PhD, of the Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity & Diabetes (LEAD) Center is lead author on a new study that found an association between placental function and markers for future risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. The study was a collaboration between the CU School of Medicine and Dr. Dana Dabelea in the LEAD Center.
A study co-authored by researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health finds that the number of diabetes cases prevented by lifestyle modifications was greater in individuals at high genetic risk for diabetes.
The LEAD Center celebrated 5 years and hosted its second summit on October 29, 2020. The virtual event was a success! Attendees included faculty, trainees and staff from local departments and divisions within UCDenver's Anschutz Medical Campus, UCBoulder, and Colorado State University, as well as collaborators from across the U.S. The slide deck can be found at the link below.
It’s not often you have an NIH study that is funded for 17 years that has changed the face of diabetes. Dana Dabelea says studies originated by Founding Dean Emeritus Dick Hamman have had both national and international impact as ColoradoSPH researchers continue their work in a variety of multi-center studies. And that, she says, is part of Hamman’s legacy.
The first LEAD Center mini-summit was held on October 30, 2018 and brought together LEAD faculty, students, and selected staff to discuss on-going projects and to think collaboratively about the future.
May 27, 2017 — Dr. Dana Dabelea, the Conrad M. Riley Endowed Professor in epidemiology at ColoradoSPH, has studied diabetes for 20 years and recently received CU's Elizabeth Gee Memorial Lectureship Award and the 2017 American Diabetes Association Kelly West Award--the premier award in epidemiology given by the ADA.
Feb 28, 2017 — Dr. Dana Dabelea, director of the LEAD Center and professor in epidemiology at ColoradoSPH, is the lead author on research that points to a higher burden of diabetes-related complications in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes compared to type 1 diabetes.
Apr 18, 2016 — Dana Dabelea, professor and director of the LEAD center at CU Anschutz, is lead author on a new study that affirms prenatal exercise may reduce the amount of glucose and fats mothers make available to their babies, helping them grow more optimally.
Feb 4, 2016 — The Healthy Start study, led by Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD, at ColoradoSPH, follows more than 1,400 ethnically diverse pregnant women to assess the impact of intrauterine exposures on neonatal outcomes.
The Colorado School of Public Health and partners at CU Anschutz created the Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center in 2015, where scientists work to help understand the causes and population approaches to preventing obesity and diabetes.