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The Road We Must Take: Multidisciplinary Team Science

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Science Translational Medicine  10 Mar 2010:
Vol. 2, Issue 22, pp. 22cm9
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3000421


Translational research is acknowledged to be complex and to require a diverse skill set. Many organizations, particularly academic institutions, have invested in educational programs, facilities, and enhanced resources to encourage translational research. Critically needed, however, is an emphasis on creating and sustaining multidisciplinary research teams. It is through the power of many and a diverse approach to our health care problems that we will realize lasting solutions.


  • Citation: M. L. Disis, J. T. Slattery, The road we must take: Multidisciplinary team science. Sci. Transl. Med. 2, 22cm9 (2010).

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