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BITS: Cornerstone of a Strategic Plan

The Brown Institute for Translational Science (BITS) is composed of integrated research teams that will allow scientists and clinicians to work together along a common continuum, such as a disease, pathway, investigative approach, or problem in society, such as aging or maternal and child health. In these teams, basic scientists make lab- or data-based discoveries and then work with master clinicians and physician-scientists to evaluate the importance of their findings in well-characterized patient populations. Other investigators evaluate the impact of these findings on society and public health, and focus on ways this knowledge can be used to generate commercial products for patients.

This diagram shows how integrated research teams work together along a continuum. Educational opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students are provided along the way, from bench science through commercialization. The breadth of Brown's research community provides endless opportunities to collaborate with engineering, public health, applied math and computer science, and more.

Integrated research teams