Not Lost in Translation: Nutrition Education, a Critical Component of Translational Research

  • Serrano E
  • Anderson J
  • Chapman-Novakofski K
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Translational research is an emerging field of science, embracing disciplines in medicine and public health to create a full-spectrum research agenda. Often described as science "from bench to bedside and back again," translational research may be better described as "from bench to behavior," as it strives to apply laboratory results to clinical settings. Because the demand for translational research has emerged, it is critical for nutrition educators to ensure that translational research includes community and policy areas and to recognize themselves as translation researchers. The purpose of this report is to provide a framework for nutrition educators to better understand translational research and to recognize their role in translational research, using type 2 diabetes as an example. © 2007 SOCIETY FOR NUTRITION EDUCATION.

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  • community
  • diabetes
  • education
  • nutrition
  • translational research

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  • Elena Serrano

  • Jennifer Anderson

  • Karen Chapman-Novakofski

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