Understanding th​e Relationship of the Center’s Core Components

Graphic depicting CAIANDTR's major components, refer to the content below for more information

Represented graphically, this website provides information about the core components of CAIANDTR. Briefly, the primary activities of CAIANDTR are supported and facilitated by the Administrative Core. The primary activities are divided into four components, the Translation Research Core, the Enrichment Program, the Pilot and Feasibility Program, and the National Resource Core. The reach of these activities is extended by our partners who make up the Satellite Center Network. The work of CAIANDTR rests upon the extensive experience of our Research Base, made up of faculty and related research projects.



The Translation Research Core includes six areas of emphasis identified by the Research Base that support the advancement of diabetes translation research. Each emphasis area is led by an expert (see Staff List) who, among other technical assistance and consultation activities, provides a topic-specific webinar as part of the Center’s Enrichment Program. The Enrichment Program represents the Center’s commitment to training and promoting scientific exchange among the diabetes translation research community.

The Pilot and Feasibility Program supports small-scale research projects that explore the extension of diabetes prevention and treatment research to Native communities.

The National Resource Core extends the expertise and related resources of the Center to other research and health care organizations across the country that seek to translate their efforts to prevent and/or treat diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Native communities. During the current period of support, CAIANDTR collaborates closely with the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research to build, implement, and evaluate technology-assisted approaches to enhance diabetes prevention and treatment in urban Indian health programs.

The Center is supported by the Research Base, a group of highly productive researchers and experts who represent multidisciplinary approaches to the field of diabetes translation research. The Research Base includes faculty from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as well as several Satellite Centers around the country. The Satellite Centers are 6 geographically diverse institutions that extend the parent Center’s impact to local stakeholder groups critical to growing and sustaining a successful translation research agenda specific to the prevention and treatment of diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives​.The Research Base includes both faculty as well as projects that fall under the auspices of CAIANDTR.​