Woolf, Steven H.
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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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||“bench-to-bedside”; translating research into practice; clinical research enterprise;|
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|Date Deposited:||02 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||07 May 2011 16:55|
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