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Introduction to Translational Science

University of Rochester via Coursera


Translational science seeks to speed up the process of moving research discoveries from the laboratory into healthcare practices. Numerous scientific and organizational roadblocks can act as obstacles along the path of translation and ultimately hinder the speed of progress in medical research. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) was established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to transform and accelerate the translational research process, with the intended result of getting treatments to more patients faster. The field of Translational Science aims to bridge these gaps by:

Developing new approaches, technologies, resources and models
Demonstrating the usefulness of new approaches, technologies, resources and models
Disseminating the resulting data, analyses, and methodologies to the broad scientific community

Introduction to Translational Science is an introductory course that provides students with a broad understanding of translational science, the types of research that are conducted under the translational science umbrella, and how this research impacts the public at large.The course will compare and contrast current impediments to clinical research with the potential of translational science and will include selected case studies from the University of Rochester.

Taught by

Martin S. Zand, MD, PhD


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  • This is an impressive and surprisingly unique course even for someone who has received education on conducting research and has done research on his own. The paradigm of research activities and milestones shown here is comprehensive and worth emulating (or, at the very least, considered) by research institutions, agencies and funders outside the United States. The material is also rich with engaging examples that highlight the diverse and extensive research prowess and achievements of the institution hosting this course. All in all, this offering is highly recommended for everyone who seeks to be involved or is involved in research that is relevant and moves from laboratory bench to governmental policy.
  • Atiqa Sadaf

    Atiqa Sadaf is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    Hi !
    I love to study I am vey happy to be a part of online study specialy science. Introduction to Translation Science is an introductery course that provides students with a broad understanding of translation of science , the types of research that are conducted, Doveloping new approches ,technologies, resources and models.

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