New Center for Type 2 Diabetes Translation

We are pleased to report that the National Institutes of Health awarded Northern California's Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research a Center for Diabetes Translation, with UCSF serving as a key collaborator. As one of seven centers nationwide, the focus will be on diabetes prevention, diabetes health technology and diabetes disparities. 

Center director Julie Schmittdiel, PhD, will work closely with UCSF principal investigator, Dean Schillinger, MD, chief, UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital and director, Health Communication Program, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. A special feature of the proposal was the integration of UCSF's efforts with the statewide California Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, which is a California Department of Public Health program chaired by Dr. Schillinger.