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Clinical and translational research is characterized by a spectrum of activities where critical insights are passed between research modalities so that biomedical discoveries can lead to tangible improvements in human health.

Image explaining the spectrum of activities in clinical and translational research



Pathfinder is based on material contained in the following three journal references.

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Westfall JM, Mold J, Fagnan L. Practice-based research – “Blue Highways” on the NIH roadmap. JAMA. 2007 Jan 24;297(4):403-6. PubMed ID: 17244837

Szilagyi PG. Translational research and pediatrics. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Mar-Apr;9(2):71-80. PubMed ID: 19329097