Building expertise in translational processes through partnerships with schools of business

Steven K. Cheng, David M. Dilts

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Translational research in medicine is facing burdens stemming from an increase in the complexity of science, increase in partnerships across national and international collaborations, and reduction in the finite resources to support all research endeavors. Schools of business offer unique perspectives on translational processes because they address global challenges through research and teaching to transform ideas into successful practice-changing innovations. While there are multiple approaches to investigating translational processes using business management tools, this chapter will focus on three representative lenses: (1) process flows for mass customization, (2) knowledge supply chain, and (3) strategic management. Each lens yields the potential to significantly streamline the translational processes in healthcare for efficiency and effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTranslational Medicine - What, Why and How
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Perspective
PublisherS. Karger AG
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783318022858
ISBN (Print)9783318022841
StatePublished - Dec 21 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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