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The Meaning of Translational Research and Why It Matters

Woolf, Steven H. (2008) The Meaning of Translational Research and Why It Matters. JAMA, 299 (2). pp. 211-213.

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Abstract

Translational research means different things to different people, but it seems important to almost everyone. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has made translational research a priority, forming centers of translational research at its institutes and launching the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program in 2006. With 24 CTSA-funded academic centers already established, other universities are transforming themselves to compete for upcoming CTSA grants. By 2012, the NIH expects to fund 60 such centers with a budget of $500 million per year.1 Besides academic centers, foundations, industry, disease-related organizations, and individual hospitals and health systems have also established translational research programs and at least 2 journals (Translational Medicine and the Journal of Translational Medicine) are devoted to the topic. By some accounts, translational research has become a centerpiece of the European Commission's 6 billion budget for health-related research, and the United Kingdom . . .


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Access to full text is subject to the publisher's access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: “bench-to-bedside”; translating research into practice; clinical research enterprise;
Subjects: Research
Health
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Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 07 May 2011 16:55
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1023

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