Established as Nevada’s Land Grant Institution in 1874. The current enrollment is over 16,000 students with more than one-fourth of these students pursuing graduate degrees. The University of Nevada Reno offers over 80 graduate and undergraduate programs through 13 colleges. Faculty researchers with clinical and translational interests are located in the Division of Health Sciences (www.unr.edu/dhs/ ) in the Schools of Community Health Sciences (home of the Masters in Public Health program), the Orvis School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, the Sanford Center for Aging, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Other clinical and translational research projects are located in the Department of Psychology. Clinical and translational research topics appropriate for Pilot Grant and core support described in this proposal include diabetes / obesity, health effects of volcanic air pollution and atomic testing, tobacco usage and second hand smoke (especially in casinos), cancer, colon cancer screening, detection of myocardial ischemia, cardiovascular risk factors, quality issues in acute care hospitals, and trauma.