Promoting translational research in academic health centers: navigating the "roadmap".

@article{Cripe2005PromotingTR,
  title={Promoting translational research in academic health centers: navigating the "roadmap".},
  author={Timothy P Cripe and Blythe Thomson and Thomas F. Boat and David A. Williams},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 11},
  pages={1012-8}
}
The translation of hypothesis-driven research laboratory findings about basic disease mechanisms into clinically useful tests or therapies, particularly in pediatric diseases, is time-consuming, expensive, and not well supported by traditional research grant mechanisms. Accordingly, the development of new drugs and clinical assays has typically been largely the domain of the pharmaceutical industry. Aside from partnering with for-profit companies, academic health centers are challenged to find… CONTINUE READING

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