How might we...
Provide early career investigators resources to help translate their basic science discoveries from bench to bedside.
Translational science is hard and requires specialized knowledge, resources and connections, especially in a complex university like the University of Michigan.
 

The Translational Science Toolkit

The Translational Science Toolkit provides an overview of the necessary knowledge, resources and connections to basic scientists who are new to the translational research realm. The toolkit is designed to inspire action and ease the transition from basic science to health related research.

My role

I collaborated with Beth LaPensee on the design of the toolkit - it's content, structure, presentation and dissemination.

 

"Your translational science toolkit was extremely helpful for me to even know what I did not know."
- An early career investigator

"This is an amazing resource! Reading through it was an accessible and enjoyable experience from start to finish."
- A successful mid career investigator

 
 

The Toolkit

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Some more of
my Work

 

WellSpringboard.

Product design Social innovation

WellSpringboard allows patients to create and support health research ideas that matter to them. Details

Employee Onboarding.

Design research Experience design

This involves designing an onboarding experience that enables long term engagement & growth. Details

MICHR Onboarding

ReThink space at MICHR.

Design research Space design

'ReThink Space' is a grounds-up effort to creatively enhance the MICHR NCRC operating space. Details

Rethink space

The new UMClinicalStudies.org.

Design research Product design

I am involved as a lead designer in one of the most exciting projects with a truly inter-disciplinary team of 11. Details

Findcare.org

Product design Social innovation

Findcare.org is a nonprofit that connects people to free or low cost healthcare.Details

Findcare logo

Student recruitment mobile app.

Interaction design

I led a team of students to design a mobile app to enhance student participation in clinical trials. Details

Student recruitment mobile app

MICHR website redesign.

Design research Interaction design

I helped redesign MICHR's website based on quantitative and qualitative user research.Details

MICHR website redesign

Indian Student Association.

Design research Service design

Design thinking was applied to make Ann Arbor feel like home for Indian students at U-M.Details

ISA design thinking

aalap furn tech online presence.

Visual design Development

I was asked to design and build the online presence for aalap furn tech and also its branding experience. Details

Aalap furn tech

Proposed Google Talk redesign.

Interaction design

My team proposed some changes to Google Talk chat client based on a few behavioral science principles.Details

Google Talk redesign

U-M Treatment Assignment Tool.

Product design

I was charged with the interaction design for U-M's patient treatment assignment tool TATUM.Details

TATUM interaction design

See a listing of my work.

Various forms & mediums of design

I would love to detail out each of my projects for you, but I cant. You can however, see a listing of my work.

See project listing.
 
I am extremely passionate about design & love to speak about it. Learn more about some of my speaking engagements.
 

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1952 Traver Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
U.S.A.
Tel:   734 – 223 – 2351
aalapd@umich.edu

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