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Clinical and Translational Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines clinical research as patient-oriented research, which is research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects, and includes studies of the mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, and the development of new technologies; epidemiologic and behavioral studies; and outcomes and health services research.

Translational research is defined as the application of discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in human studies and investigations of strategies to enhance the adoption of best clinical practices in the community. These projects may involve studies at the molecular, cellular, animal, patient or population level.

  • Oct 30, 2013
  • ART187436