School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

TRaCE

TRaCE Program Description

The Translational Research and Clinical Epidemiology Program (TRaCE) is a Wayne State University research program that fosters the understanding of disease origin, progression and treatment modalities. TRaCE and its origins, have been an integral resource used by researchers located within the Department of Internal Medicine as well as other university and community-based investigators since its inception. Physicians and future physician leaders have used TRaCE to enhance their clinical skills, and further the understanding of disease at practice, community, and policy levels. The effects of the program are also apparent in the design, implementation and examination of study results for innovative investigations both locally and at a national level.

TRaCE Mission Statement:
1) To generate new insights into the treatment and prevention of disease through state-of-the-art original investigations; the synthesis and dissemination of existing knowledge regarding the pathophysiology, treatment methods, and medical outcomes of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease to medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurses, and allied health care professionals;
2) to develop and conduct comprehensive scientific investigations by linking the disciplines of molecular genetics, basic science, epidemiology, and clinical trials;
3) to develop and conduct comprehensive scientific investigations by linking the disciplines of molecular genetics, basic science, epidemiology, and clinical trials;
4) to provide high quality data management services as well as epidemiological and statistical consulting;
5) to provide exemplary clinical care to patients with hypertension, vascular, and other disease conditions;
 
Core Values
The TRaCE Core values are excellence in all endeavors, collegial interdisciplinary collaborations, adherence to standardized research methodology, ethical clinical research and patient care.
 
 
Activities
1) Original research
2) Pharmaceutical contract research
3) Hypertension reviews
4) Development and testing of clinical practice guidelines
5) CME-based health provider instruction