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Translational Science

The Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices Training Program project headed by Randall Stafford, MD, PhD will implement a clinical research training program in the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices (PPOP) within the Stanford Prevention Research Center. The goals of the training program are

  1. Develop and apply a systematic approach to mentoring that supplements the traditional apprenticeship model with a variety of other educational and career building experiences. These skills are required for a career in patient-oriented research, but are often overlooked.
  2. Address current problems with the poor translation of scientific knowledge into widespread practice by involving mentees in research projects aimed at increasing the adoption of recommended heart disease guidelines in health care systems.
Cancer Prevention and Control program members, Dr’s Steve Fortmann and Doug Owens, co-lead the Office of Community Research (OCR) promoting a new culture in which community engagement and the translation of research findings from the bedside to the community, and the flow of new research questions from the community back to the investigators, are key components.

Cancer Epidemiology program members, Dr’s Rus Altman, Sylvia Plevritis, and Ronald Davis are involved with studies being carried out through the Integrative Cancer Biology Program (ICBP) developing computational tools that will help to elucidate the molecular pathways of cancer and advance basic knowledge of the disease. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop targeted therapies and reduce cancer mortality.

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