Neurotrauma involves the neurological consequences of external forces to the brain, spinal cord, or body. Typically, neurotrauma is associated with car accidents, falls, contact sports, and assault. Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation require a diverse team of knowledgeable experts to deliver excellence in clinical care. To do so, translational research forms the foundation that provides knowledge to advance our understanding and treatment of neurotrauma and thereby empowers clinical providers to deliver the most advanced and effective clinical interventions and treatments. To accomplish translational research, academic scientists and clinicians work collaboratively to generate new knowledge that will ultimately improve patient care. Initially, clinicians help to frame the questions that fill gaps in knowledge that will advance care. Scientists act on these questions and push the envelope of discovery to understand the causes and optimal treatments for neurotrauma. On the other hand, results from basic science investigation shed light on clinical protocols to improve health care delivery. In this way, translational research is the collaborative communication and sharing of knowledge between the laboratory and the clinic.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Brain Neurotrauma|
|Subtitle of host publication||Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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