CAIANDTR provides resources locally, regionally, and nationally
in areas relevant to the NIDDK’s translation research agenda. Our work is
specific to AI/ANs, but is generalizable to other segments of the population.
CAIANDTR’s specific aims are to:
Provide an administrative structure
that promotes excellence in translation research and research capacity-building
specific to improving diabetes-related health among AI/ANs
Evaluate the impact of training, technical assistance, and consultation activities on the capacity of other investigators to pursue scientifically meritorious
diabetes translation research specific to AI/ANs
3. Expand training, technical assistance, and consultation activities, delivered through a Research Base of funded faculty, whose research either targets diabetes or is translational in nature with clear potential for application to diabetes. Services focus on 6 emphasis areas:
- Community outreach and engagement
- Cultural adaptation of interventions
- Health literacy
- Health information technologies
- Dissemination and implementation
the Relationship of the Center’s Core Components
Represented graphically above, this website provides information
about the core components of CAIANDTR, including the Translation Research Core,
Enrichment Program, Pilot and Feasibility Program, National Resource Core, and
Satellite Center Network, all supported by an Administrative Core.
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 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 Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente
of Colorado, 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.