Process Innovator: Seeks to better understand the scientific and operational principles underlying the translational process, and innovates to overcome bottlenecks and accelerate that process.
Being a process innovator is perhaps one of the characteristics that most distinguishes a translational scientist from other researchers in the biomedical and health sciences. Translational scientists seek to understand the fundamental scientific and operational principles of each step of the translational process, with the goal of developing novel medical interventions that drastically improve their efficiency and efficacy. Rather than accept the weaknesses of the prevailing methodologies of the times, a translational scientist adopts a disease-agnostic approach to the process of translation and relentlessly hunts for inefficiencies that prevent new treatments and cures from reaching patients.
Processes such as preclinical toxicology prediction and testing, clinical trial recruitment and design, and physician implementation of new therapeutics are areas ripe for disruption and innovation, regardless of the particular disease or condition under study. What motivates and drives the translational scientist is not just to develop a single drug for a single disease, but to also develop solutions (platforms) that make it easier for anyone to develop any drug for any disease.
- AI in Translational Medicine: Symposium Recording
- Workshop on Best practices in public-private collaborations
- CLIC: Education and Career Development Gateway
- MEDI 501: Principles of Preclinical Translational Science
- NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development
- NCATS/FDA-CDER Gene Therapy Workshops
- Rare Diseases Registry (RaDaR)
- Translational Science Interagency Fellowship
- NCATS Intramural Research Training Opportunities
- Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program
Therapeutic Innovation Australia