A Nov. 17 gathering of providers and researchers from St. Luke’s Health System and Boise State University revealed how collaborations between the two organizations can improve population health, patient quality of life and the value of health care.
“I believe we are at the very beginning of what we can accomplish through our applied research and our partnership with BSU,” said presenter Hilary Flint-Wagner, St. Luke’s Applied Research manager. “We can take that knowledge from our research and tie it back to our patients to improve their health and the health of our region.”
Research not only benefits patients and our communities, it also brings recognition to our organizations, which draws top professionals to both, she said.
More than 60 researchers and providers attended the Research Collaboration Forum Nov. 17 at the Boise State Stueckle Sky Center. The event was sponsored by St. Luke’s Research Advisory Council.
Presenters shared their progress in a number of studies, as well as how the principles of their work tightly align with the work of St. Luke’s Health Partners and how translational medicine collaboration between Boise State University and St. Luke’s might work. Translational medicine is a discipline in biomedical research using a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative, bench-to-bedside approach to expedite the discovery of new diagnostic tools and treatments.
In a fun, fast, elevator-pitch format, Boise State faculty also introduced 13 other projects and partnerships aimed at solving real-world issues here in Idaho, and the talents and resources available at the university that could support more studies.
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For information on conducting research at St. Luke’s, please contact Dr. Mark Roberts, the St. Luke’s Medical Director for Research and Education, at (208) 381-8912 or email@example.com. If you’re interested in applied research at St. Luke’s, please contact our applied research manager at (208) 381-8934 or by email.
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Sandra Wurdemann works in the Communications and Marketing department at St. Luke's.