Announcing the ITR colloquium series on translational research approaches

We are excited to announce our 2019-2020 colloquium series on translational research. Each year ITR hosts a series of colloquia on critical topics related to its mission of bridging the gap between research and practice in children’s mental health.

The series will kick off September 10 with a panel discussion about the basics of translational research. Subsequent colloquia will feature examples of applied translational research by nationally recognized speakers and seed grant awardees.    

Sept. 10: Panel discussion on translational science basics

WHAT: Colloquium on ITR’s translational approach 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 10, from 12:30-2 p.m. Lunch will be served. 

WHERE: ITR offices, 1100 S Washington Avenue, Minneapolis

RSVP: Respond to this e-mail or e-mail itr@umn.edu

About: The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) was founded on the belief that getting research into the hands of practitioners is of paramount importance to improve mental health outcomes for children. We do this through a translational research approach: coordinating the full spectrum of research to practice — from basic research, to effectiveness trials, to implementation — and bringing together experts from across disciplines with the explicit goal of synergizing their research expertise in unprecedented ways.

While there is widespread acknowledgement of the importance of translational research, the concept is subject to a variety of interpretations and definitions. A common understanding of the importance of translational research is key to the synergy we seek. 

To share our vision of how a translational research approach can improve mental health outcomes, we are hosting a colloquium discussion with ITR faculty working along this continuum. It will feature ITR faculty members Clay Cook, Abi Gewirtz, Rich Lee, and Megan Patrick, with facilitation from ITR faculty member LeAnne Johnson

The colloquium will be an opportunity to learn about and discuss the opportunities and challenges inherent in a translational approach, and how your own work fits into the translational spectrum.