Panel discussion on translational science basics

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. 

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.

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