Translational Biomedical Research Management (M.S.)

Earn a master’s degree in one of the most dynamic niches fueling the implementation of science in health: Translational Biomedical Research Management.

This field offers exceptional opportunities. Its territories of influence are scattered throughout the lifespan of any healthcare product – drug, medical device or mobile application, from its safety assessment to post-marketing surveillance, and the final application fine-tuning. However, such catalytic conversion of knowledge into maximized and cost-effective human health benefits requires an environment with unprecedented logistical needs, including a workforce with a unique blend of talents and competencies.

Depending on the development segment you target (i.e. T1 through T4 segments of translational research), you will achieve your best performance in the translational biomedical research field by integrating skills not only from health and natural sciences but also from behavioral and social science backgrounds. You will gain advanced competency in understanding the current healthcare landscape and identifying alternatives to advance clinical sciences implementation.Translational Biomedical Research Cycle with Management Phases
Life Cycle of a New Health Product: T1, enables the passage of scientific discovery and innovation into human application; T2, advances new safe products to population-based studies and ensures their readiness for regulatory approval by the Food & Drug Administration; T3, integrates data from post-marketing surveillance and adverse event reports and creates strategies for optimized utilization and cost-effectiveness; T4, identifies patient- and system-related opportunities for improvement and channels them back to the innovation bench creating new context for discovery.

Translational Biomedical Research Management Competencies

This new graduate degree in Translational Biomedical Research Management offers specific competencies in leadership, research investigation and operations, as well as health product development.


  • Display exemplary ethics
  • Engage & create networks
  • Communicate & collaborate across disciplines
  • Demonstrate critical thinking & decision-making ability
  • Express confidence in public speaking




  • Manage research involving human subjects
  • Recruit research & clinical personnel
  • Plan & report clinical research results
  • Develop standard operating procedures & budgets
  • Understand data management & security


  • Understand research design & funding mechanisms
  • Collaborate in grant writing
  • Coordinate research implementation & data analysis
  • Understand and assist in evaluating health disparities impact
  • Determine opportunity for personalized medicine


  • Understand and implement regulatory requirements
  • Partner in product quality evaluation
  • Implement post-marketing surveillance & pharmacovigilance
  • Conduct comparative safety analysis
  • Collaborate for risk assessment and mitigation

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Career Opportunities

In the last five years, the number of new drug applications approved by the FDA has nearly tripled and the number of new medical device approvals has almost doubled. Beyond the extensive pipeline of new molecules, emerging technologies that enable real time monitoring of human physiology have set the stage for an explosion of new medical device development. This generated a record demand for individuals capable of effectively navigating the evolving regulatory and research environment that advances health product development throughout the T1 through T4 translational biomedical research segments.

For more information about this program, contact us at or 607-431-4404.

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