Center for Diabetes Translational Research
The CAIANDTR will provide core
services and consultation locally, regionally, and nationally in areas relevant
to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease’s
(NIDDK) translational research agenda, specific to AI/ANs, but generalizable to
other segments of the general population.
We have 6 cores:
- 1) An administrative
structure that promotes excellence in translational research specific to
improving diabetes-related health. Included within this core will be Pilot
and Feasibility and Enrichment programs;
- 2-5) Four Resource
Cores (Engagement; Technology; Implementation, Dissemination, and Diffusion;
and Sustainability) designed to facilitate a multidisciplinary,
culturally grounded, problem-oriented translational research program of major
scientific and programmatic importance, and
- 6) A National Resource Core for
other investigators around the country seeking to work with AI/AN communities,
as well as to those struggling to pursue diabetes translational research in
rural and other racial/ethnic minority populations.
for American Indian and Alaska Native Diabetes Translational Research
(CAIANDTR) employs Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and
Maintenance (RE-AIM) as our primary conceptual framework in the development of
our multistage and multilevel approach to translational research.
The Figure below depicts
our vision of the interactions among the CAIANDTR Cores with input from
communities, advocates, and the CAIANDTR Research Base—all focused on the goal
of reducing diabetes-related health disparities among AI/AN peoples.