TR Talks

As part of the graduate seminar, LMP 2300: Fundamentals of Translational Research, the discussion series is hosted by the Translational Research Program (TRP), in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, and M.i. T.O. (Medical…

Approving Medical Devices

March 2, 2021

Widgets gadgets doodads and whatsits. Healthcare innovation is often associated with a device or technology. Understanding requirements and devising regulatory strategies early are important steps to bringing a device to market and improving health. Join us for TR Talks, to learn from device experts who can show you which roads to take and which to avoid.

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Drug Regulatory Pathways

February 2, 2021

Successfully bringing a drug to market takes years of effort and billions of dollars. The immediacy of the current pandemic has researchers investigating repurposing existing medications to expedite the path to successful treatments. Regardless of the approach, the progression of a drug to market requires evidence and the ability to navigate regulations and associated administrative requirements. This TR Talks brings together a panel of experts to share their experiences from the front lines of clinical trials. Their failures successes, and everything they learned along the way.

The Trouble with Models [cells, animals & simulation]

January 12, 2021

Animal models have long been used in biological and medical research to investigate mechanisms and novel therapies before applying discoveries to humans. However, there are some inherent limitations in the use of animals as models that prevent the translation of results to humans. Technological advances have brought us alternative translational approaches, including stem cells and organoids, that may better serve as links between bench science and clinical application.

Join TR Talks to discuss the troubles with models.

Rapid Impact: Getting Interventions into Hospitals, To Patients, & To Communities

December 1, 2020

In the chaos of a pandemic, we identify new problems daily, emphasizing the need for innovation. Frontline healthcare workers are reinventing their protocols and workflows while simultaneously caring for the sick. Armies of researchers work frantically to find ways to lighten the load, but their innovations are only the beginning. An intervention is only beneficial if it is being used.

Join TR talks to discuss how to get your innovations into the hands of those who need it most.