Taubman Institute leaders published in "Academic Medicine" journal
The prestigious "Academic Medicine" journal has just published a new article authored by Taubman Institute senior management and Detroit-area attorney Scott Roberts.
The article, Transforming Science Into Medicine: How Clinician-Scientists Can Build Bridges Across Research's 'Valley of Death," explores the problematic gap between bench research and clinical application of new treatments or cures. Despite significant increases in National Institutes of Health spending on medical research, this 'valley of death' persists.
That's due to the declining role of clinician-scientists, the authors state, noting the percentage of M.D.s receiving NIH funding has declined compared with Ph.Ds. The dearth requires radical action, including greater funding for translational research and more resources for the training, debt relief and early-career support of potential clinician-scientists.
The authors of the article are:
- Dr. Eva Feldman, director, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
- Martin A. Fischhoff, managing director, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
- Dr. Stacey Sakowski, deputy managing director, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
- Scott Roberts, J.D., Dickinson Wright PLLC
Click here to read the entire article.
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