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How to put the "Translational" into your research

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — Concurrent Symposia Session II

10:00 a.m. – Noon

Conf. Room D


  • Anna Amar, NIDDK


The times – they are a changing. Have you noticed NIH’s new logo: “NIH. . . Turning Discovery into Health”? There’s now an institute that focuses on translational research (NCATS). A recent Presidential Memo mandates that NIH accelerate the pace at which scientific breakthroughs are transferred from the lab to the commercial marketplace. This talk is applicable to everyone involved with discovery, from fellow to PI, at every IC. Hear scientists and others from across NIH talk about how/when to: • Contact someone if you feel you have an innovation, and who • Protect and promote an invention • Consider patenting before publishing • Tap into your technology transfer office to help you translate a discovery to the market • Collaborate with/obtain materials from industry • Find enabling resources • Generate data to make your technology more attractive to a company Learn how to turn your discovery into health.

Introduction to symposium
Anna Amar, NIDDK

The invention of the Gardasil technologies
John Schiller, NCI

How to translate your research tools into the marketplace
Eugene Major, NINDS

Clinical collaborations
Nicole Gormley, NHLBI

The role of fellows and young scientists in translational science
Jason Dahlman, NCI

Whole genome sequencing to track a hospital outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae FARE Award Winner
Evan Snitkin, NIGMS

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