AZiCATS works closely with a wide range of partners to enhance achievement of our goals and mission. Key among these partnerships is the border region consortium of undergraduate academic institutions that have joined together to advance biomedical and health professions workforce development. Another important partnership is the Regional AZiCATS Centers for Excellence in Research (RACER). RACER is a collaborative effort to increase community engagement and clinical and translational research through partnership with Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in Yuma, Nogales, Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff. AZiCATS includes many additional public and private partnerships each geared toward furthering our mission.