Translational and Implementation Research
SGUL has well established postgraduate courses in Genomic Medicine and Biomedical Science, and a new MRes and MSc in Translational Medicine, as well as the first UK undergraduate degree in clinical pharmacology. SGUL is co-located with St George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; 35% of SGUL PIs hold joint clinical contracts, facilitating clinical-academic research and links with diagnostic laboratories, and providing excellent opportunities for students to experience the bench-to-bedside aspects of translational medicine. The two organisations recently launched a virtual Translational and Clinical Research Institute to provide a structure for clinical researchers nurses, midwives, doctors and allied health professionals to collaborate. LSHTM’s ‘bench-to-bedside’ portfolio ranges from molecular biology, immunology and drug discovery, to vaccine design, vector control, clinical trials, and health policy.
LSHTM is home to an interdisciplinary programme of training in implementation research, applying economic evaluation, sociology, policy analysis, and evaluation methods to improve uptake of proven health technologies, programmes and policies.