Translational research looks to take the latest innovations made inthe laboratory setting to translate findings into effective andsustainable medical interventions and improved preventativemeasures. Funding support is increasingly tied to practicalhealthcare outcomes, with this trend likely only to increase incoming years, Translational Neuroscience: A Guide to aSuccessful Program, is a timely guide to developing researchprograms that bring translational advances to the forefront.
Translational Neuroscience provides practical informationfrom scientists with first-hand experience in developing acutting-edge translational facility. The book opens with chaptersthat provide guidance to organizing a center for translationalscience. Chapters look at topics ranging from mentoring and careerplanning for clinician scientists to improving the design of corefacilities and addressing infrastructure needs. The second half ofthe book provides valuable case studies of translationalneuroscience in action, with examples ranging from using totranscranial magnetic stimulation to studies on drug abuse andtelemedicine applications. The final chapter looks to the future ofbasic science research, how academic health centers can bereorganized, and how future generations of translationalneuroscientists can be trained.
Translational Neuroscience provides a blueprint todeveloping an innovative and successful translational researchprogram. Deans, department chairs, academic health centeradministrators, and researchers will find this guide useful fordrafting programs in translational research and avoiding costlypitfalls. While grounded in examples from basic neuroscienceresearch, this book will be a useful tool to all scientists lookingto develop centers of translational science across researchdisciplines.