LMP 2300Y

Foundations in Translational Research
1.0 FCE
Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students should be able to demonstrate: (1) An understanding of the Translational Landscape, (2) The ability to accept different points of views; and (3) The capacity to work with and include others



Over the last two decades, translation in health sciences, medicine and healthcare has come to have many meanings and flavours between researchers, institutions, domains of practice and even geographic regions. This class is intended to provide students with insights into the different understandings and approaches to translation, an overview of the translational (innovation) landscape, the skills and competencies involved in translating knowledge towards impact, and the challenges and opportunities associated with these activities. The course is designed to integrate several key learning strategies.  A “flipped classroom” approach to seminar-style topic discussions; a series of team-based case studies; and an expert panel discussion series.

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Course Director

As an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Rich uses large population-based health databases to address complex questions. His current projects investigate aging well through use of mobile health technologies and the health effects of climate change. In addition, Rich is passionate about identifying and understanding unmet medical needs, as well as how to apply scientific knowledge to answer those needs and improve health. As such, he was involved early on in the design and development of the TRP.
Rich is a provoking and gripping educator. He challenges students to think differently so they can champion change in their own communities. At the TRP, he is a course director of Foundations in TR and a faculty advisor for Capstone projects.