The mission of the Translational Research Program (TRP) at Boston Children's Hospital is to stimulate the development of non-clinical and human clinical trials that seek to improve the care of children, and to ensure adequate infrastructure to support non-clinical and clinical translational research projects.
Elements of the program
Stimulative grants-in-aid awarded for projects containing novel ideas or applications.
Improvement in institutional cores needed to support disease-specific non-clinical and early phase human studies.
Multidisciplinary retreats to foster interactions across the spectrum of research and clinical activities.
Funding for the development of faculty and staff in translational research activities at Boston Children's.
Translational Investigator Service: 2012 Career Development Awardees
The TRP is pleased to announce the 2012 Translational Investigator Service (TIS) awardees. The TIS was establishd in order to identify and support the development of faculty-scientists who will become the national and international leaders in the translational research paradigm.
The 2012 Junior Investigator Awardees are Suneet Agarwal, MD, from the Division of Hematology/Oncology, and Rachel Rosen, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology. Dr. Agarwal's research focuses on stem cell biology and epigenetics as they pertain to blood diseases. Dr. Rosen's research focuses on the impact of non-acid reflux on resipratory disease and biomarkers for reflux-related lung disease.
Dr. Suneet Agarwal, MD and Dr. Rachel Rosen, MD
The TIS is a five-year career development award, intended to be a multidisciplinary cadre of outstanding faculty scientists with strong scientific and clinical backgrounds and significant productivity histories. These attributes, combined with strong leadership skills will help to increase their potential as future leaders in translational resarch.
For more details about the TIS and to see a list of past awardees, please click here.
David Williams discusses taking Pediatric Research from Bench to Bedside
David Williams, MD, discusses the importance of bridging the translational gap, the challenges in doing so, and how Boston Children's plans to accelerate this process in the future. He also speaks to the need for more research funding for pediatrics. Click here to view the video.