Mission & Vision


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.


To improve the health and wellbeing of Latino patients with type 2 diabetes among one of the most high-risk yet underserved regions in the nation.


To create research infrastructure ranging from basic and translational biomedical sciences to clinical research and to community healthcare partners that can facilitate translation of knowledge from the bench to the community and back, in a virtuous cycle.