The Accelerating Excellence In Translational Science (AXIS)Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science


The mission of the Collaborations, Partnerships & Community Engagement core is to improve the quality of health and eliminate health disparities among underserved communities (locally, nationally, and internationally) from a community-focused approach. This community-focused approach will entail actively engaging multiple stakeholders, representing the community’s diversity, to guide the development of mutually respectful community-academia partnerships that produce community-informed and relevant research.

The Collaborations, Partnerships & Community Core’s aims are as follows:

Specific Aim 1: Enhance and expand inter- and intra-institutional collaborative research through disease-based research focus areas (Cancer, Cardiometabolic Disease, and HIV/AIDS) that are truly multi-disciplinary to lead to new collaborations that will facilitate translational science.

Specific Aim 2: To facilitate collaborations that integrate community expertise into educational and research paradigms, facilitate bidirectional knowledge exchange, and support community-focused clinical and translational research.

Specific Aim 3: Enhance and expand national inter-institutional collaborative research through developing collaborations via RTRN and UCLA-CTSI to facilitate translational science.