An emphasis will be placed on the competencies and processes associated with the concepts of team science in translational. Solving complex societal problems (e.g., environment, poverty, and cancer, health care) requires the integration of specialized knowledge bases. However, as the volume of scientific knowledge has increased over time, it has become increasingly difficult for any single individual to have deep expertise in all needed areas of science. Addressing today’s complex problems requires the high degree of cross-disciplinary collaboration, referred to as “Team Science”. This course offers practical guidance about how best to engage in team science to: pursue complex scientific questions, work effectively with team members, and produce high impact research outcomes that help meet society’s needs.
The course will also offer TeamSTEPPS: TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools, aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. Developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it integrates teamwork into practice to improve the quality, safety, and the efficiency of health care. TeamSTEPPS curriculum is based on a framework of four core competencies: leading teams, mutual support, situation monitoring, and communication. Embedded in the Team Science course, you will learn the framework as well as have the opportunity to receive a TeamSTEPPS certificate by completing six unique experiences (Participants would need to Opt-In for TeamSTEPPS.)