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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Evaluation of the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust Programs in Biomedical Sciences, author.

Title Bridging the bed-bench gap : contributions of the Markey Trust / Committee on the Evaluation of the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust Programs in Biomedical Sciences, Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2004]


Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (x, 123 pages))
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Summary Since the 1970s there has been a serious gap between fundamental biological research and its clinical application. In response to this gap the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust instituted the General Organizational Grants program, which funded two types of awards to provide training that would bridge the bed-bench gap. These training awards fell into two categories: (1) those that provided significant opportunities for M.D.s to engage in basic research during and immediately following medical school and residency, and (2) those that provided significant clinical exposure for Ph. D.s while they were predoctoral or postdoctoral students. These grants were intended to close the widening gap between rapid advances in our understanding of the biological process and the translation of that knowledge into techniques for preventing diseases. This report examines the General Organizational Grant programs, identifies best practices, and provides observations for future philanthropic funders
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Version viewed October 24, 2014
Subject Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust.
Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust
Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust
Charities -- organization & administration
Translational Medical Research -- economics
Efficiency, Organizational
Financing, Organized
Training Support -- economics
MEDICAL -- Education & Training.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780309528443