August 30, 2017 Centre for Translational Research
Translational research is the science of clinical and public health research that investigates the potential implementation of laboratory discoveries in clinical practice through clinical research and public health innovations into health policies by community-based research aimed at the improvement of patient care and public health. Translational research involves clinical trials and diagnostic research that aims to move newer diagnostics and therapeutics into real-world clinical practice. The research also involves an improved better understanding of risk factors of public health problems to formulate interventions to improve the population’s health through epidemiological studies.
- To expedite scientific discovery to the clinic for the benefit of patients and communities
- To foster better integration of basic science and clinical research at IMU
- To translate bench research into clinical practice by promoting sustainable multi-disciplinary research to promote educational and career opportunities
Incidence of diabetes mellitus among family members of type-2 diabetic patients registered in Seremban- Prospective cohort study (SeDia Cohort Study)
Clinical prediction tool for diabetic nephropathy among type-2 diabetes patients
Clinical studies to assess the effectiveness of drugs used in primary care medicine
The need for clinical research was witnessed during the most recent period of 2000-2022 the two years of the pandemic which saw millions of publications about Covid19 which has an array of impacts due to the global shutdown. The clinical research from clinical case series analyses to clinical trials of all phases was witnessed leading to the discovery of Covid19 vaccine and rapid investigations into its effectiveness. The challenge of its implementation also went through a series of epidemiological research testing its effectiveness and acceptance at the community level. The scientific community contributed immensely to showcasing the demand for researchers in clinical epidemiology. The future practice of clinical medicine and public health underscores the skills needed to provide expedited evidence to tackle the current and future burden of disease and the possible emergence of a new pandemic.
The following strategic plans are proposed for the 5-year period 2023 to 2028.
Improving population health through the application of biomedical research in clinical practice.
|Strategic Objectives and Organisation Goals
|To provide research resources, training, and collaboration opportunities for IMU staff, Industry healthcare providers, and the public
|People and Learning
Expertise / Team
Graduate Research Assistant
- Goh Wan Xin (GRA)