NC TraCS Team Science Series: Session 2

Interdisciplinary Team Science: A Workshop

When Apr 11, 2014
from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219
Contact Name
Contact Phone (919) 966-2472
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Team science is a collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strengths and expertise of professionals trained in different fields. Although traditional single-investigator driven approaches are ideal for many scientific endeavors, coordinated teams of investigators with diverse skills and knowledge may be especially helpful for studies of complex social problems with multiple causes (Team Science Toolkit: An Interactive Website to Help You Support, Conduct, and Study Team Based Research. National Cancer Institute. 21 February 2014).

This three part series is recommended for research trainees, students, staff, and faculty who are interested in interdisciplinary research and want to know how to develop or participate in an interdisciplinary team. The series as a whole covers theoretical and practical aspects of successful teams and provides an opportunity to participate in exercises. A participant can benefit from attending any number of the sessions. Each is self-contained, but covers a different aspect of interdisciplinary teams.

Sponsor: NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NIH CTSA at UNC-CH)

Session #2: Interdisciplinary Team Science: A Workshop


The session will include a brief presentation related to the experiences of participating in interdisciplinary team work. This presentation will be followed by participation in interdisciplinary team activities in order to experience key role-playing activities and facilitation toward a goal.

Intended audiences: research faculty, fellows, trainees, and research staff

Attendees will experience and learn about:
- Playing various roles on a team
- Developing and augmenting rules for working together
- Steps to brainstorming an approach to funding opportunities or research gaps

Take Home:
- Planning and executing writing assignments
- How NC TraCS resources can be helpful to your team

Provided by:
Rich Davis, MD, Lead Navigator, NC TraCS and Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Karen Demby, PhD, Research Navigator Program Director, NC TraCS

Session #3: Writing Interdisciplinary Research Proposals: A View from the Study Section Perspective


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