Scholar Spotlight: Baraka Floyd

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Baraka Floyd, MD, MSCR, an African American ACTSI TL trainee, was the first MD/ MSCR graduate from Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). She was jointly mentored by MSM and Emory faculty and is currently engaged in research on diabetes in health disparities communities. Dr. Floyd received a research award from the Association of Clinical Research Training/Society of Clinical and Translational Science Joint Annual Scientific Session, April 5-7 2010 for her presentation Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Versus Self Monitoring of Blood glucose in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Her work was published in Clinical and Translational Science:3 (2):S8-S55; published online: 25 Mar 2010. American Diabetes Association June 2010 platform presentation (manuscript in preparation); Presentation to NIH director Dr. Francis Collins during the April 2010 visit to MSM and the ACTSI.

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Research Focus

  Mentored Project: A Comparative Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Continuous Glucose Monitoring vs. Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Treatment

ACTSI Support

  - Education: ACTSI TL1 Scholar

  - 2010 Clinical Research Training/Society of Clinical and Translational Science (ACRT/SCTS) Joint Annual Scientific Sessions (Washington, DC) Research award winner

  - Collaboration: Dr. Guillermo Umpierrez (Emory), Drs. Elizabeth Ofili, Gregory Strayhorn, Christopher Phillips and Ernest Alema-Mensah (MSM)

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