The aim of this Center is to actively foster and support translational research in diabetes within health care delivery systems affiliated with the HMO Research Network (HMORN), University of California San Francisco and the State of California.

This Center will address three Research Cores to improve diabetes care:

  • health care disparities
  • diabetes and obesity prevention
  • use of health information technology
  • new and intresting stuff


Mission & Aims

The Health Delivery Systems Center for Diabetes Translational Research (HDS-CDTR) will foster and support new diabetes translational research opportunities. This CDTR proposal has five specific aims:

  • To create a robust network of investigators, clinicians, and health care operational leaders with expertise in diabetes translational research that will support ongoing research and foster new translational research projects both within and across multiple institutions.
  • To create three Translational Research Cores in Health Disparities, Diabetes and Obesity Prevention, and Health IT that will provide content expertise to researchers and clinicians at the CDTR sites and their broader communities, within the HMORN, and to the NIDDK.
  • To mentor junior faculty interested in pursuing translational research careers focused on improving type 2 diabetes prevention and care.
  • To create a regional resource for the state of California through a formal partnership between the HMORN-UCSF CDTR and the California Diabetes Program.