Integrating basic and clinical research

It can sometimes take decades before basic science research gets to the stage at which clinical collaborations can be established. How will researchers who specialize in this type of foundational research be integrated with clinical teams?


There will be a sustained and continued investment in basic science research. The real goal will be to facilitate team research by eliminating perceived and actual barriers; for example, co-location, conferences and regular meetings can foster cross-pollination and integrated approaches to discovery.