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Series on: Strategies for Innovation and Interdisciplinary Translational Research
  1. Deborah R. Zucker, PhD, MD
  1. From the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA.
  1. Received Dec. 7, 2008.
  2. Accepted for publication Dec. 9, 2008.
  3. Reprints: Deborah R. Zucker, PhD, MD, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies Tufts Medical Center 800 Washington St, Box #63 Boston, MA 02111 (e-mail:
  4. Funding: The workshop was supported by a grant from the National Center for Research Resources (5R13RR023236-02) and its contents are solely the responsibility of the presenters/authors and do not represent the official views of either the NIH/NCRR or the AFMR.

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The following manuscripts present proceedings from the second annual American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR)-Translational Medical Research Development Workshop, held at the Experimental Biology meeting in April, 2008. The AFMR-Translational Medical Research Development Workshops aim to present practical information of interest to people who are trying to bridge different areas of research from bench to bedside and into practice. Through these workshops, we hope to increase exposure to and promote the development of translational research programs and career development for (potential) translational researchers. This …

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