Accommodating Research in Busy Bariatric Practice
Weight loss surgery is an actively advancing field, in part, because of the excellent work that surgeon-scientists are undertaking while maintaining their busy practices. This chapter provides a framework for accommodating research within a busy bariatric practice. Success requires building a winning team. Creating a comprehensive bariatric program is almost a necessity and will only allow research productivity to expand. Researchers must have a nuanced understanding of the academic research process including important steps, i.e. the institutional review board. Certainly, the researcher must understand what exactly bariatric surgery research entails, including available useful testing that may allow for certain discoveries. Funding can absolutely make or break an investigator’s project, and a researcher must be fluent in application strategies to obtain coveted funding. Knowledge of these elements will provide researchers with basic skills to successfully accommodate research in a busy bariatric practice.
KeywordsBariatric surgery Research funding IRB Bariatric grant Bariatric research
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