Translational Science Benefits Model

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CPHSS partnered with the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) at the School of Medicine to create a new framework that public health and clinical scientists can use to measure the impact of their work. The TSBM identifies benefits of clinical and translational research in four areas:

  • Clinical and Medical Benefits (Procedures, guidelines, tools, and products)
  • Community and Public Health Benefits (Health activities, care, and promotion)
  • Economic Benefits (Commercial products, financial savings and benefits)
  • Policy and Legislative Benefits (Advisory activities, policies and legislation)

Since publication of the framework in 2017, interest has grown rapidly in the TSBM model. Universities across the country have begun using the model to highlight the impact of their clinical and translational research. To support their efforts, CPHSS develops impact case studies, provides workshops for research programs and universities, and is developing a Training for Impact Toolkit to help scientists use the TSBM to plan, track, and demonstrate their work.  CPHSS also maintains the TSBM website with the latest news and updates about the project.

Project Publications

Funder: Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Staff Contact: Stephanie Andersen Project Duration: 2017-present