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PANEL DISCUSSION: ICF Fellows Session: Is Translational Research More Impactful Than Basic Science Research (A Debate)

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Room 217 A

PANEL DISCUSSION: ICF Fellows Session: Is Translational Research More Impactful Than Basic Science Research (A Debate)

Scope

There is currently a vibrant discussion on the impact of our collective research enterprise. The implication of this debate has a profound effect on funding priorities, policies, public opinions, academic missions, health care delivery, and industry for years to come. The purpose of this debate is to provoke a thoughtful exchange of this important topic: Is translational research more impactful than basic science research? In this context, we will also explore how research impact is defined and whether the current drive towards translation harms the support of basic research. Can both co-exist and synergize? Several members of the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICF-BSE) will present different perspectives on this topic, helping the audience to gain a deeper perspective of the impact of translational versus basic research. The audience will be actively involved in the debate and will be polled before and after the debate to examine how the discussion has changed the opinion of the audience.

Oral Presentations

  • 217. Mauli Agrawal The University of Texas at San Antonio

  • 218. Andres Garcia Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 219. David Grainger University of Utah

  • 220. John Kao University of Wisconsin

  • 221. Michael Sefton University of Toronto

  • 222. Stuart Cooper The Ohio State University

Speaker(s)

University of Wisconsin
The Ohio State University
University of Toronto
University of Utah
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Georgia Institute of Technology