The role of translational research in addressing health disparities: a conceptual framework.

@article{Fleming2008TheRO,
  title={The role of translational research in addressing health disparities: a conceptual framework.},
  author={Erik S Fleming and James Perkins and David Easa and Jose G. Conde and Richard Wood Baker and William M. Southerland and Robert P. Dottin and Julio E. Benabe and Elizabeth O. Ofili and Vincent Bond and Shelia A McClure and Michael H. Sayre and Maureen J. Beanan and Keith C. Norris},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 2 Suppl 2},
  pages={S2-155-60}
}
Translational research has tremendous potential as a tool to reduce health disparities in the United States, but a lack of common understanding about the scope of this dynamic, multidisciplinary approach to research has limited its use. The term "translational research" is often associated with the phrase "bench to bedside," but the expedited movement of biomedical advances from the laboratory to clinical trials is only the first phase of the translational process. The second phase of… CONTINUE READING
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