GS21 1041 Topics in Translational Research
Norris, Steven. One semester hour. Fall every other year. Prerequisite: none
Translational research represents the dynamic interface between basic research and medical practice, in which each field provides vital information to the other. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of translational research, and its application to both improved health care and enhanced understanding of biologic processes. In a weekly seminar setting, experts in a variety of fields (such as microbiology/infectious diseases, cardiac surgery, gene therapy, drug development, and radiology/radiation physics) will present their views of the translational research process, followed by group discussion. Students will prepare brief oral presentations in an area of translational research and discuss them in class.