CommentaryPolicy and education

Training Translators for Smart Drug Discovery

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Science Translational Medicine  07 Apr 2010:
Vol. 2, Issue 26, pp. 26cm12
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3000890


To achieve advances in clinical medicine, we need investigators with a sophisticated understanding of medicine and pharmacology who are capable of projecting their preclinical research across the translational divide. Such expertise in translational medicine and therapeutics has become scant in academia, industry, and regulatory bodies. Here we discuss strategies for addressing this deficit in human capital.


  • Citation: C. Skarke, G. A. FitzGerald, Training translators for smart drug discovery. Sci. Transl. Med. 2, 26cm12 (2010).

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