Aamir Shahzad , Randall J Cohrs , Roland Anderson , Xiangdong Wang , Gottfried Kohler
The gap between basic research and its practical application is ever widening.Translational research promises to bridge this gap with the added potential toaccelerate product R&D in both pharma and biotech industries by supplying thefield with well-qualified â€˜Medical Translators.â€™ To ensure proper training, bothcomprehensive educational and corporate mentorship is needed. This trainingprogram should cover all aspects of translational medicine. Herein, we proposerecommendations for a comprehensive translational medicine educational andtraining program to meet industry requirements. Both the curricula and practicalaspects of this program are also discussed.