Graduate student Esmat Hegazi (left) and postdoc Rebecca Kim-Yip (right). Images courtesy of Esmat Hegazi and Rebecca Kim-Yip.

The process of bringing a revelation made at a research bench into clinical practice, where it can benefit people directly—the practice of translational science—is often more difficult than many basic science researchers appreciate. The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS(link is external)) aims to address this challenge by offering training and research support to individuals pursuing translational research in the biological and social sciences, engineering, and beyond. A statewide coalition of partners and affiliates, NJ ACTS is funded through a Clinical and Translational Science Award(link is external) by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences(link is external) at the National Institutes of Health. The Alliance unites researchers at Princeton and the New Jersey Institute of Technology with clinical researchers, physicians and investigators at the lead institution, Rutgers University. The NJ ACTS TL1 Training Program(link is external) specifically offers predoctoral and postdoctoral Fellows training in clinical and translational science. To read the full story.