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    Facilitate collaborative and transdisciplinary research projects across health sciences and community partners focused on understanding and improving health among Latinos.

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    Encourage the increase of research with a focus on the Latino population.

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    Facilitate biomedical research opportunities for Latino patients that receive care at our partner clinic sites.

Our Mission
To serve as a nucleus for interdisciplinary research that forms the foundation for translation of biomedical research to advanced, evidence-based clinical care in the community.

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Message from the Director

It is my privilege to serve as Director of the UA Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. The center will serve as a nucleus for interdisciplinary research that forms the foundation for translation of biomedical research to advanced, evidence-based clinical care in the community in order to facilitate the development of innovative approaches to delivery of care and prevention serving a diverse population in one of the most high-risk yet underserved regions in the nation. 

Lawrence J. Mandarino, PhD
Director, UA Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism