We are happy to announce that Dr. Katarina Braune, co-lead in Digital Transformation & Application of the Institute of Medical Informatics, is recipient of the highly competitive ISPAD-JDRF research fellowship 2022. Through this grant, the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), supports young scientists who pursue a career in diabetes research in an innovative research project.
Mentored by Dr. Rayhan Lal at Stanford, Dr. Braune will work closely with Drew Cooper, neuroscientist, data scientist and PhD candidate in Health Data Sciences of Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, to investigate “Synergies in Sleep, Software, and Diabetes Management (SIESTA)”. The project aims to investigate how sleep quality is improved in users of open-source automated insulin delivery (AID) systems and whether further improvements can be made through data integration and optimization. Through analysis of the correlations between night-time glycemia of children with diabetes, and sleep duration and subjective sleep quality of caregivers, the following questions will be addressed: Does improved sleep of caregivers correlate with clinical outcomes for children? Or alternatively, did clinical outcomes improve with the use of AID regardless of changes in sleep quality? And further, which settings and therapy parameters are linked to optimum outcomes for the user?
Committing to the diabetes community’s philosophy of #WeAreNotWaiting and #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs, all project outcomes—including data and data processing strategies—will be openly and publicly shared and discussed with the diabetes community, healthcare professionals, device manufacturers, policymakers and regulators, and scholars in the fields of sleep research, neuroscience, medical sociology, science and technology studies.
Fellowship Recipients: https://www.ispad.org/page/FellowshipRecipients
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