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Clinical and Translational Science Awards and Community Engagement: Now Is the Time to Mainstream Prevention into the Nation's Health Research Agenda
American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2009)
  • Lloyd Michener, Duke University
  • F. Douglas Scutchfield, University of Kentucky
  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, University of California - Davis
  • Jennifer Cook, Duke University
  • A. H. Strelnick
  • Linda Ziegahn, University of California - Davis
  • Richard A. Deyo, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Linda B. Cottler, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Mary Anne McDonald, Duke University
Abstract

Although much attention is devoted to the slow process of cutting-edge "bench science" finding its way to clinical translation, less attention is paid to the fact that basic prevention messages, tests, and interventions never find their way into communities. The NIH Clinical & Translational Science Awards program seeks to address a broad mission of improving health, including both speeding up the incorporation of basic science discoveries throughout the clinical research pipeline and incorporating concerns of communities and practices into research agendas. The preventive medicine community now has an important opportunity to marry their mission of promoting and expanding prevention in communities to the nation's medical research agenda. This article suggests opportunities for collaboration.

Keywords
  • Clinical Science,
  • Translational Science,
  • Awards,
  • Health Research
Publication Date
November 1, 2009
Publisher Statement
Copyright © 2009 American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Citation Information
Lloyd Michener, F. Douglas Scutchfield, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Jennifer Cook, et al.. "Clinical and Translational Science Awards and Community Engagement: Now Is the Time to Mainstream Prevention into the Nation's Health Research Agenda" American Journal of Preventive Medicine Vol. 37 Iss. 5 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/f_douglas_scutchfield/64/