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Translational Research

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A gap exists between the pace of clinical, scientific, and technological advancements and the successful translation of this science into effective medical and health practices at the bedside, in the clinic, and in the community. 

The AAMC helps our member institutions to translate biomedical research findings into clinical care guidelines so that patients have quicker access to medical breakthroughs.  

Outreach and Engagement

Research on Care Community (ROCC) Group 

This online learning collaborative includes researchers and clinical providers interested in translational research, application of big data, health services research, and implementation science. ROCC has over 1,000 members affiliated with approximately 250 leading medical schools, teaching hospitals, and healthcare organizations. 

Implementation Science Awards

These multi-year grants, awarded through The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, funded implementation research projects that facilitated collaborations between researchers, health systems leaders, and community organizations to develop and deploy interventions for improving quality, safety, equity, and system effectiveness.

Webinars

The Latest Developments from the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

This webinar series presented key initiatives happening at the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub sites, upcoming funding opportunities available through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), and resources for fostering innovation and cutting-edge translational research activities.

The CTSA Program Vision - Current Initiatives and Future Goals
Through the CTSA Program, NCATS funds a network of institutions working to bring medical research to practice more quickly and efficiently. There are over 50 “hubs” nationwide, and each is leading the way in developing and translating innovative approaches to medical research. In this webinar, learn more about the capabilities of these hub sites, and, for those institutions considering applying to become a CTSA hub in the future, which specific elements in a program are most important. Additionally, NCATS officials will share the latest news about the CTSA Program, their vision and goals for the future, and the specific priorities moving forward.

Speakers:
Michael Kurilla, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Clinical Innovation, NCATS
Mary Purucker, MD, PhD, Director, CTSA Program Hubs

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Collaborations across NCATS's Trial Innovation Network
NCATS developed the Trial Innovation Network to test and develop new approaches for conducting clinical research and improving efficiency in clinical trials. The Network brings together CTSA Program hubs to study and advance best practices in conducting multi-site clinical trials. This webinar will highlight the goals of the Trial Innovation Network, introduce ways that investigators within CTSAs can use the Network to advance their research, and present what’s happening at a Trial Innovation Center and a Recruitment Innovation Center.

Speakers:
Jane C. Atkinson, DDS, Director, Trial Innovation Network, NCATS
J. Michael Dean, MD, MBA, University of Utah
Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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