Translating scientific discoveries into practice often requires a multidisciplinary team. The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is a dynamic organization whose goal is to improve the health for people throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are one of 62 Clinical and Translational Science award sites nationwide working to change how biomedical research and training is performed. This national consortium was funded by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health.
In the past, individual groups looked at health issues only from their perspective. We now realize that partnerships between scientists, clinicians and communities are needed to tackle complex health issues such as diabetes and obesity. The ITHS is a partnership between the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Seattle Children’s Hospital & Research Institute, and collaborates with regional institutions, communities, and tribal groups. We provide expertise for researchers and those wanting to improve their abilities at any step of the research process, from basic science to clinical trials to outcomes evaluation. The ITHS provides access to training, equipment, pilot funding and clinical study resources to help translate discoveries into practice.
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