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TBRM Graduate Student
Welcome to Hartwick’s 1st Master’s Program!

Translational biomedical research is today’s most complex applied research niche – a field of remarkable, multidirectional, and interdisciplinary integration. In many ways, translational biomedical research is the ultimate pursuit by mankind for better health, longer and more fulfilling lives. This field demands a distinctive workforce. In response, we assembled a unique academic program.

Our approach to advancing scientific innovation into clinical application relies on a new blend of competencies. We seek to produce individuals with refined skills for interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. Pioneering this uncharted territory involves exceptional adaptation versatility and critical thinking, as well as building bridges where there are none.

While biomedical research acquired knowledge without the obligation to apply it to practical ends, the mission of translational biomedical research is to provide complete answers. Doing so in a timely manner and accounting for rigorous principles of ethics and safety requires exquisite management talent. That may be you!

As you explore opportunities of what this field has to offer, remember that management is not a series of learned technical skills, but a portfolio of successfully navigated human interactions.


“Something about management looks so easy that we never doubt that we could succeed where others repeatedly fail.”

Thomas Teal
Former Harvard Business Review Editor

Translational Biomedical Research Management (TBRM)

Translational biomedical research is a field of exceptional opportunity. 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 final application fine-tuning. However, such catalytic conversion of knowledge into optimal and cost-effective human health benefits requires an environment with unprecedented logistical needs, including a workforce with a singular blend of talents and competencies.

Depending on the development segment you target, 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.

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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.

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According to the LinkedIn survey, additional compensations for the role of Clinical Trial Manager in the US may include:

  • Annual bonus: median amount of $10,000/yr.
  • Sign-on bonus: median amount of $5000/yr.
  • Restricted Stock Units: $10,000/yr.
  • Stock options: $5000/yr.

According to, over 25,000 job openings required expertise in clinical outcomes management as of in January 2019. Pharmacovigilance competency was listed in 10,000+ job openings on, indicating a high market demand for the type of positions for which the new master’s degree program graduates will be prepared.

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