A message from Dr. Sandra Petronio, Founding Director, IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice:
Trip Project Leader Sandra Petronio Center for TRIP Founding Director
Dr. Sandra Petronio

Clearly, IUPUI is a translational campus. The very fabric of research conducted on this campus speaks to the way discoveries, once known from research, can be put into practice. These evidence based practices change our lives, the way we think about ideas, the way we make choices about our healthcare, and the way that we come to understand many aspects about our everyday lives. We are very excited to see the volume of work our scholars are involved in and the number of programs that are geared toward illustrating the consequences of engaging in translational research.

There are many ways people are beginning to define and conceptualize translational research. I have worked in the discipline of communication since 1998 writing and developing the way the field of communication is translational. To assist you in understanding more about translational research, please see the articles below. From time to time, we will post articles about translational research from our IUPUI scholars on this site. So, when you visit us, please stop by and see what new articles we have to offer.

If you have articles you have written about translational research and would like to share them, please contact Stephan Viehweg, Interim Director, at ude[dot]ui[at]gewheivs.

As you explore this site, with all the thought-provoking and stimulating examples of translational research on the IUPUI campus, you will see how these scholars have put their research into action to make our lives better. You are welcome to ask the scholars questions. If you are a faculty member on the IUPUI campus, you are also invited to include your translational research programs. We hope to foster cross-disciplinary conversations among faculty, students, and community members as we embrace complex problems and identify practical ways to make our lives better. Ultimately, we want everyone to realize the significance of the work these IUPUI translational scholars contribute.


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