Translational science is a cross disciplinary, scientific research that was created by the need for practical applications that help people. The term is used mostly in the health sciences and refers to real-time translation of bench science, conducted only in a lab, to bedside clinical practice or dissemination to population-based community interventions.
In U.S., the National Institutes of Health have implemented a major national initiative to leverage existing academic health center infrastructure through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA).
The University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine is one of the 62 medical research institutions across the country dedicated to committed to converting biomedical research into health improvement.
CTSA Consortium Five Strategic Goals