Translational research involves the process of turning laboratory discoveries and pre-clinical research into clinical practice
This includes the development of devices, diagnostic tests, drugs and procedures — all in order to improve health outcomes. Work performed by the researchers at the College of Medicine – Phoenix encompass all levels of translational research, which has both innovated and accelerated further medical research and impacted patient lives, in Arizona and beyond.
Researchers in Phoenix are changing the national protocol for the treatment of various conditions, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), bacterial infections, endocrine disorders and cancer screenings.
As a result, their work is being integrated in practices throughout the country to help thousands of patients each year.
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix encourages novel approaches to solving complex medical problems by supporting the research conducted by its clinical partners, as well as right here on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
Existing treatment methods are being examined for opportunities to improve patient outcomes, in addition to their experience while receiving care. These efforts have developed innovative approaches to deliver treatments that elevate patient care and reduce spending.
Research has determined that patients who have suffered certain injuries or conditions, such as heart disease, have a higher risk of developing related diseases. Educating patients about their risk factors and developing preventive care strategies is a priority.
Leading-edge technology and predictive modeling allow researchers to identify at-risk patients and connect them with specialists even before they develop symptoms. These endeavors will help mitigate diseases that patients may develop over the course of their lives.