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Ensemble Program Demographics

Ensemble Program Demographics

The Ensemble Program consists of 20 active Ensembles with a total of 209 unique investigators. Note that some investigators may be involved on more than one Ensemble team, resulting in a collective total of 248 actively participating team members. For example, a skilled biostatistician could be a member of three different Ensembles. The cumulative number of Pre-Ensembles that formed in response to Ensemble funding opportunities and remain non-funded is 35, with a total of 210 team members.

Ensemble membership is not limited to only MCW faculty and staff, and participation from our partner institutions and other academic institutions is highly encouraged. While most active team members are associated with MCW, there are members from all 8 partner institutions and other academic and community organizations. Of note, because team members can be affiliated with more than one institution, the total number for institutional representation (n=306) is greater than the number of Unique Active Investigators (n=209).

The Ensembles benefit from the participation of a wide variety of MCW departments, divisions, disciplines, and expertise as shown in the figure.

Team Members from CTSI Partner Institutions & Other Academic or Community Organizations

Team Member Departmental Representation

Cumulative Institutional and Departmental Representation on Individual Teams

Through inter-institutional networking, the Ensemble Program, since inception, has cumulatively included representation from 37 institutions and 95 unique departments. Representation of institutions is based on individual team needs.  Team composition ranges from 1 to 8 institutions per team with an average of two institutions represented on each team. Additionally, an average of 5 different departments are represented per team, ranging from 1 to 13 departments per team.

Institution and Department Representation Range and Average for Ensemble Teams

The composition of Ensembles includes representation from a diverse collection of members and stakeholders, as shown in the figure, and team members can perform individual or multiple roles in the Ensemble.

Although a team member may fulfill multiple roles, like “wearing different hats,” during team discussions, the individual’s specific contribution to product development is typically defined by a single role. The figure below shows the percentage of each team role represented in the Ensemble Program.

Percentage of Each Team Role in Ensemble Program

Unmet Patient Medical Needs of Approved Ensembles

The approved Ensembles that formed over the past three years have nucleated around a variety of unmet patient medical needs, and are developing a diverse collection of products that range from new medical devices to new software tools, clinical tools, and wearables, to interventions in the clinic, and in the community, and new research through grants, to name a few.

Unmet Patient Medical Needs Ensemble



COVID Extrapulmonary Tissue Damage

COVID-19 Long-term Physical Effects

Pediatric Undiagnosed & Rare Diseases

Fecal Incontinence

Liver Transplant

Multiple Myeloma

Muslim End-Of-Life Healthcare

Community NAFLD

Obesity & Food Insecurity

Pediatric ICU/Complex Care

Preconception to Toddler Health

Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery

Community Screening & SDOH

THC/CBD Use in Pregnancy: Bioethics

Transgender Care

Traumatic Brain Injury

Vehicle Crash Test- Male/Female Equity

Veteran PTSD

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