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The Richard W. Freeman Research Institute was dedicated in 1974. Dr.Segaloff, endocrine researcher in breast cancer, and one of the first beneficiaries of the newly named building was quoted as saying: "Our new research facilities gave us superb small animal quarters so that we are now amongst the most expert in the world for needed studies in carcinogenesis and endocrine activity.... lt has been a delight to have the opportunity to work in these superb facilities and I trust that their contribution to medicine will continue to expand." [Spotlighting Research. Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Bulletin (1974) 7:1-4].
Over 40 years later, the two story building continues to house Translational and Clinical Research across a spectrum of areas including, but not limited to: Transplant, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Oncology, Neurosurgery and Surgery. Translational Research refers to the process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans. The second area of translation concerns research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community. Clinical Research is patient-oriented research including research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens) in which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects. Patient-oriented research may include mechanisms of human disease progression, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, or technology development.