Avera Medical Minute: Importance of Academic & Clinical Research Live 1/7/10
On January 7th, 2010 Avera Health and South Dakota State University are holding their 2nd Annual Research Symposium in Brookings. We asked Avera McKennan Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dave Kapaska to explain the importance of having both the academic side and the clinical side of research come together.
Dr. Kapaska says, " In the past, scientists at SDSU did science and wrote a paper. Period. Our people looked at patients, took care of them and tried to find new angles on thing but independently. By putting those 2 things together we can ask the bench scientists to look at the same problems we are concerned about or they can ask us to look clinically at a problem we are dealing with on a microscopic level or cellular level and bring those things together. "