Translational medicine This is a catchy term. It is a bit difficult to understand the full ramifications of what it means. Certainly one of the hallmarks of this term is the non-ego based sharing of information. The Patient Advocate took an interest in a front page article in the NYTimes this morning. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/health/research/13alzheimer.html?ref=health From what the Patient Advocate can understand, this article lays out, in a parallel field, what the Whittemore Peterson Institute is going to accomplish.