BOX 2-1Key Points: Models for Building a Translational Research Program

  • Sometimes you need to spend time and energy testing various hypotheses in a methodical way.
  • Strong leadership with a broad vision and set of goals is essential.
  • If you have the scientific expertise and a broad view, then do not be afraid to lead the scientific research.
  • Expand the workforce pipeline by investing in researchers and their careers.
  • Try to strike a balance between researcher freedom and foundation accountability.
  • Be flexible in how you approach each project—not every project needs the same level of interaction and management.

From: 2, Models for Building a Translational Research Program

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Venture Philanthropy Strategies to Support Translational Research: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.
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