Translating Discovery to the Clinic

Bench to Bedside Research

A fundamental understanding of biology and disease is the engine that powers progress in medicine. For Institute discoveries to make a difference, they must be translated to people.

To facilitate translation to the clinic, the Institute will encourage studies in humans through several mechanisms:

  • Encourage proof-of-concept and pilot studies to evaluate novel hypotheses
  • Include physicians and clinical scientists, as well as basic scientists in the Institute
  • Facilitate human studies through connections to the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS)
  • The outstanding faculty of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the exceptional facilities of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics make it possible to extend discoveries into patient care