The IDOM Translational Program facilitates translational and patient-oriented research by providing a focal point for interactions between basic and clinical investigators. The translational program encourages cross-fertilization of ideas between disciplines such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and immunology, and between scientists engaged in common pathophysiological processes such as the development of insulin resistance, inflammation, oxidative stress and alterations in central and peripheral neural activity that contribute many disease states. The program attempts to identify common research needs of the translational research community of IDOM and in conjunction with other IDOM units and the Center for Human Phenomic Science (CHPS – former CTRC), foster programs and resources to support these needs.
Presently, the translational program supports three research resources. Each resource provides complementary services to the conduct of translational and patient-oriented metabolic research and each or all may apply to any particular project. They are:
Michael R. Rickels, M.D., M.S.
Translational Research Program