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 five components, the Community Outreach and Engagement Core, the National Resource Core, the Translation Research Core, the Enrichment Program, and the Pilot and Feasibility Program. 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 CAIANDTR Leadership) who provides technical assistance and consultation activities. The Enrichment Program represents the Center’s commitment to training and promoting scientific exchange among the diabetes translation research community. The Community Outreach and Engagement Core builds upon CAIANDTR’s extensive collaborative network of tribal and institutional partners to identify and support our Research Base. 

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. This cores provides the administrative structure to support CAIANDTR and evaluates the impact of its training, technical assistance, and consultation activities.

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 7 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​.

Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building

13055 East 17th Avenue

Mail Stop F800

Aurora, CO 80045

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