The ISU Translational Research Network (U-TuRN) is a transdisciplinary network committed to addressing the fundamental challenges that limit the translation of science to practice. Our Network includes representation from a diverse group of community-engaged faculty, staff and students with interest in translational research and community health applications. Our campus-based research group works through various interdisciplinary teams to build capacity to support broader transdisciplinary initiatives. Our affiliation/integration with ISU Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) is also central to our work since it provides a way to connect research partners with community agencies across the state. Through U-TuRN, we foster mutually beneficial collaborations between researchers and county agencies to address help critical health needs. This transdisciplinary approach to community-based problems is a defining feature of our U-TuRN group and we embrace principles of Team Science to promote effective collaboration and coordination across the network.
Programming is guided by an Administrative Team that coordinates and integrates activities of leaders from each of the four interdisciplinary research teams (Leadership Team). The overall network includes an array of projects that include many other research affiliates (Affiliated Members). Visit the Team/Project pages for more details. Lists and backgrounds of Leaders and Affiliated Members are linked below: