Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Culturally Specific Preventative research

There are ample research evidence related factors contributing to obesity,type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease.The research grant money is diverted heavily on "novel" topic such as genes.The preventative efforts are the key to tackle the issues.Often times,researchers on cardiovascular prevention find it difficult to add novel ideas to convince the grant reviewers in their application.There are many communities here in the US such as Asian Indians,filipinos needing more attention and culturally specific intervention that would benefit these communities.This problem statement is significant in that there are increasing number of migrants in the US and the preventative intervention focusing on communities will yield better outcomes.

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