Organizational Structure and Specific Aims

Organizational Structure and Specific Aims

Organizational Structure and Specific Aims

The CDU/RAND/UCLA CCHD-CKD is comprised of four cores:
  1. The Administrative and Scientific Core
  2. The Community Outreach and Information Dissemination (Community) Core
  3. The Chronic Kidney Disease Health Outcomes and Policy Core
  4. The Developmental Project/Research Core.

Through these cores, the Center will:
  • Establish a system to identify established and potential researchers for involvement in the Center’s Developmental Project/Research Core.
  • Conduct programs involving the community in Center activities through the Community Outreach and Information Dissemination Core.
  • Implement a strategy for improving health care delivery systems and informing health care policy through rigorous analyses from existing databases and collaborative trials in minority communities through the Health Outcomes and Policy Core.
Each core provides a unique expertise to support investigators whose research is in CKD and health disparities. Each core functions interactively and addresses the Center’s specific aims. The specific aims of the CDU/RAND/UCLA CCHD-CKD are to:
  1. Promote the conduct of methodologically rigorous research
    (focusing on national CKD priority areas) aimed at improving outcomes for CKD patients.
  2. Promote the conduct of methodologically rigorous research
    (focusing on national CKD priority areas) aimed at reducing disparities in CKD and CKD risk factors for disadvantaged African American and Latino patients.
  3. Build research capacity and provide formal training in both academic and community-based settings for CKD/health disparities researchers at CDU.
  4. Educate and increase the participation of medically underserved minorities in evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention research directed toward CKD and CKD risk factors.
  5. Disseminate results of relevant efficacy studies and health information in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner to this population, community-based health care providers, the broader academic community, and to health policy makers.