"Translational research in the behavioral and social sciences addresses how basic behavioral processes inform the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and delivery of services for mental illness, and, conversely, how knowledge of mental illness increases our understanding of basic behavioral processes."
The Family Translational Research Group studies the mechanisms through which individual, couple, and family dysfunction cause significant public health degradation and translates that knowledge into effective interventions.
We receive federal research funding from such sponsors as the National Institutes of Health ([NIH], including National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research [NIDCR]), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Air Force (USAF), and the Administration for Children and Family (ACF).
We are also supported by a dedicated staff that brings to our group an array of interests, experiences and skills which support our research objectives.
Integrity is a character trait. It is the willingness to do what is right even when no one is looking. It is the "moral compass", the inner voice, the voice of self-control, and the basis for the trust imperative in any collective endeavor.
Service before self tells us that service to the research and our sponsors takes precedence over personal desires. At the very least it includes the following behaviors:
"Excellence in all we do" directs us to develop a sustained passion for continuous improvement and innovation that will propel the FTRG into a long-term, upward spiral of scientific gains and exceptional performance.