Translational Research

TRE TIG Week: What Does “Translation” Mean Anyway? Using the Knowledge to Action (K2A) Framework to Build Practice-Based Evidence in Public Health by Erika Fulmer

Hello, I’m Erika Fulmer, a Policy Analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, and the Coordinator for CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Work Group on Translation (WGOT). My team’s mission is to promote the use of the best available evidence …

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TRE TIG Week: Cross-TIG Panels at AEA’s Annual Conference by Kristi Pettibone

Hello! My name is Kristi Pettibone. I’m an evaluator at the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences and I’m the Program Chair for the Translational Research Evaluation (TRE) Topical Interest Group (TIG). Translational research evaluation is focused on the idea of evaluating the progress of research through the translational research process – which typically includes …

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Bill Trochim & Arthur Blank on The Role of Translational Research Evaluation

Hello! We are Bill Trochim, of Cornell University, and Arthur Blank, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. We are the Chair and Program Chair, respectively of the Translational Research Evaluation (TRE) topical interest group. There is a growing recognition in many fields that the problems associated with the translation of research to practice are …

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TRE TIG Week: Sally Thigpen on the Rapid Synthesis and Translation Process (RSTP)

Hello.  My name is Sally Thigpen and I work in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  As an evaluator, I often find myself encouraging scientists and stakeholders to think about evaluation from the very beginning of any study or project.  I do whatever …

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TRE TIG Week: Natalie Wilkins and Brandon Nesbit on Translational Research and Evaluation of CDC’s Injury Control Research Centers

Hello! Our names are Natalie Wilkins and Brandon Nesbit and we are both evaluators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). One of the projects we provide evaluation support for is the Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) program, funded through NCIPC. This has …

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TRE TIG Week: Erin Lebow-Skelley on Evaluating the Impact of Prevention Research Centers

Prevention research can have a huge impact on population health, but how do we evaluate the impact and translate the research into products for public health practitioners? We have been tackling that question at the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I’m Erin Lebow-Skelley and I work …

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TRE TIG Week: Cath Kane & Jan Hogle on Case Study Approaches to Assessing Translational Research Impact

We are internal evaluators Cath Kane, of Weill Cornell Clinical & Translational Science Center, and Jan Hogle, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical & Translational Research. The 62 Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hubs — along with community-based and industry partners — collaborate to advance translational research from scientific discoveries to improved …

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TRE TIG Week: Arthur Blank and Julie Rainwater Introducing the Translational Research Evaluation SIG!

We, Arthur Blank and Julie Rainwater, are pleased to introduce a new Translational Research Evaluation Special Interest Group (SIG).  The SIG is part of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and provides a forum for all aspects of evaluation related to clinical and translational science. The ACTS SIG recognizes organizations involved in translational …

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TRE TIG Week: Bill Trochim & Arthur Blank Introducing the Translational Research Evaluation TIG!

Bill Trochim and Arthur Blank here and we are delighted to introduce AEA’s newest Topical Interest Group (TIG) – the Translational Research Evaluation TIG – and this week’s theme. So, let’s start with – what is “translational research” (TR) and why is it so important? There are lots of definitions of TR. We prefer a …

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