The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is pleased to open a new cycle of support for the novel Team Science-Guided Integrated Clinical and Research Ensembles (Ensemble). There is no specific disease focus for this RFA; Applicants may focus on ANY important unmet patient need.
The vision of this award is to organize and leverage clinical/translational research to improve patient health and health care. The mission of an Ensemble is to integrate clinical and research faculty, community stakeholders, and health system representatives in highly innovative and efficient units to address the unmet clinical needs of our patients and our communities, and to assist in translating basic science discoveries into treatments and interventions.
Ensembles are multidisciplinary teams formed from a variety of experts and stakeholders that may include basic, clinical and translational investigators, clinicians, patients, patient advocacy groups, community stakeholders and health system experts (Figure 1). Ensembles conduct translational research to provide solutions to unmet health needs that may emanate from the clinic, community, and laboratory (Figure 2). This design allows for identification of real unsolved patient care problems and provides the opportunity to use multidisciplinary team science to develop solutions to these unmet patient needs.