If We Expect Future Scientists to Work in Teams, They Should be Trained in Teams: Team Training for Clinical & Translational Ph.D Students
McCormack W. If We Expect Future Scientists to Work in Teams, They Should be Trained in Teams: Team Training for Clinical & Translational Ph.D Students. Oral presentation at 2017 SciTS Conference. Clearwater Beach, FL. Jun 13, 2017. Team Science Training for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Online at: http://www.scienceofteamscience.org/2017-agenda.
The UF Clinical & Translational Science (CTS) Ph.D.
program is based on the premises that team
science training enhances research effectiveness,
and that researchers must be prepared for
academic and nonacademic career pathways.
Essential elements include a curriculum based on
team science and team-based research training.
A CTS Ph.D. co-major is available to students
in over 40 partner Ph.D. programs in eleven
colleges. Core courses strengthen research skills
through experiential work requiring collaboration,
e.g., “Translational Research & Therapeutics:
Bench, Bedside, Community, & Policy”, in which
multidisciplinary teams identify an unmet
medical need, experience multimodal instruction
including team-based learning (TBL), and develop
research proposals at T0-T4 stages of translational
research to address their unmet medical need,
and “Team Science”, in which teams practice
skills for team assembly, management, and
performance monitoring. Mentored dissertation
research includes clinical/translational specific
aims, and an extensive program for career and
professional development supports academic
and nonacademic career interests. A unique
feature of our CTS program is a team-based model
for research training in which Ph.D. candidates
perform collaborative research, with direct support
via a TL1 training grant. “TL1 Teams” include two
or more Ph.D. students from different degree
programs in at least two colleges. Team members
collaborate to develop new team specific aims
that expand the scope of individual research
projects related to human health. TL1 Teams have
a common research interest, e.g., a particular
human disease being investigated at different
levels (molecular to population), with different
experimental approaches, and/or at different
parts of the T0-T4 continuum. Teams identify
ways in which research projects of team members
will inform each other, provide alternative
experimental approaches or data analysis
methods, assist with data collection or analysis, etc.
The science of team science can transform doctoral
training, and we welcome opportunities to expand
this training model across institutions.
Type of Publication:
SciTS 2017 Conference, Presentation, Team Science Training, Postdoc, Graduate Students, Team Training
Addresses these goal(s):
- Provide training for team science to team members or students
- Conduct research on/evaluate team science
Resource created by Jane Hwang on 10/3/2017 9:54:33 AM.