New UCSF-HMO Translational Research Center Launched

The aim of a new NIH-funded Health Delivery Systems Center for Diabetes Translational Research is to actively foster and support translational research in type 2 diabetes within health care delivery systems affiliated with the HMO Research Network (HMORN), UCSF and the State of California's Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.

This Center, one of only seven across the country to be funded, addresses three core areas to improve diabetes care: health care disparities; diabetes and obesity prevention; and health information technology interventions.  Four areas of focus for center members include: diabetes prevention; diabetes health IT; diabetes health disparities; and research support for the state's diabetes prevention and control program.  For more information, contact UCSF principal investigator Dean Schillinger, MD.