Translational Research and New Approaches: Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics

  • David P. Foley


In the current era of practicing medicine, it has become increasingly more difficult for surgeons to become successful researchers. As Dr. Craig Kent summarized in his Keynote Address at the Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course in 2009, the challenges that surgeons face are numerous. Surgery requires continual practice and maintenance of sound surgical technique by doing surgery, a circumstance that does not allow for lengthy periods of protected time. Institutional culture disfavors research in surgery.


Genomics Proteomics Metabolomics Clinical research Translational research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Foley
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  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Organ TransplantationUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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