TABLE 1

Recommended Actions

Responsible PartyRecommended ActionImplication and/or Objective
IndividualRead basic science articlesAllows one to be current with the literature within the field of the disease or condition
Attend institutional seminarsProvides exposure to new areas of research and methods and allows opportunity for developing collaborations within the institution
Seek and attend relevant webinarsProvides training and education around relevant basic science or translational topics
Attend laboratory meetings, complete experiential laboratory rotationAllows one to increase depth of knowledge in 1 specific area of research and gain technical skills in that area
Apply for research fellowshipsProvides protected time and rigorous training in basic science and translational research and may be combined with a traditional PHM fellowship
Develop collaborative or mentoring relationships with established basic science or translational researchersAllows for involvement in translational research without need for additional training
Apply for foundational and internal pilot awardsOpportunity to develop skills in grant writing while potentially providing funding for pilot studies
Apply for career-development awardsAllows for protected time and additional research training to provide skills that are necessary for a career as an independent investigator
InstitutionProvide protected time and pilot funding for PHM researchersProvides critical support necessary for investigators to develop their research program
Provide opportunities for intellectual support from researchers across the institutionProvides opportunity for mentorship, collaboration, and refinement of research ideas
Include doctorate-trained researchers or nurse scientists within PHM divisionsHelps advance scholarship and provide research support and mentorship for other divisional members
Provide joint appointment for faculty members in the division with basic science translational research infrastructureProvides additional mentorship, funds, laboratory or bench space and support and fosters collaborations between PHM and other divisions
Create biorepositories, including those from university-associated hospitals and community-based samplesAllows for a greater diversity of children and conditions to be investigated in developing new diagnostics or in studying pediatric diseases
Professional societyProvide opportunities for networking among those interested in basic science and translational researchAllows for the development of a national network of hospitalists with interest in basic science and translational research
Include basic science and translational research workshops and/or symposia in annual conferencesIncreases presence of basic science and translational research and allows for formation of an accepted community in this research field within PHM