The Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM) Program is designed to focus on removing barriers and communication gaps between scientists and clinicians, and bridging clinical and basic research is paramount to our mission. TRAM initiatives include didactic lectures and symposia, research facilities and pilot grants that support translational medicine projects of faculty, clinical fellows, residents and students. Our program was established to provide an infrastructure to rapidly translate novel genomic/proteomic, nanoscale and imaging research discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic and facilitate bench-to-bedside development of cellular therapies. We support diverse translational research projects that lead to innovative approaches to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of various human diseases.
Translational Applications Service Center (TASC) facility is a fee-for-service research laboratory serving the Stanford University scientific community, as well as outside investigators. It offers a variety of analytical services, technical and scientific consulting and training, as well as pay-per-use research equipment, which allow investigators shared access to technologies that support innovative research in translational medicine. By providing centralized oversight and infrastructure for conducting translational research studies, as well as access to high-quality, cost-efficient, state-of-the-art proteomic, molecular and genomic technologies, TASC's overall mission is to serve as a comprehensive resource for accelerating the pace of advances in patient therapy and diagnosis by enhancing basic research in the early stages of translation to the clinical setting.