The 24 participants in this year’s Leadership for Innovative Team Science at the University of Minnesota (Northern LITeS) presented their group projects on Feb. 3, 2023, at the Campus Club. Northern LITeS is offered through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Northern LITeS, or NLITeS, is a structured year-long leadership training experience for senior or advanced mid-career U of M faculty and academic leaders who are involved in clinical or translational research, or who have responsibilities related to academic administration or education and training programs in which clinical or translational research is involved.
Team projects address a real clinical or translational problem identified by U of M school leadership. Teams are assembled so that new working relationships are created and the program is customized to help increase multidisciplinary team science research activity and funding across the health sciences.
"The NLITeS leadership training together with our project focused on enhancing team science experiences encouraged me to think critically and creatively about both building and leading future teams to enhance belonging, innovation, satisfaction, and outcomes,” said Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, professor of medicine and associate director of the Program in Health Disparities Research.
The four teams in this year’s cohort addressed the following topics (click the link to view an executive summary):
- Team 5 + 1: A faculty-centric service model to enhance academic excellence in team science (and maintain a healthy and happy faculty)
- Team Mountain Goats: The Future of Translating Research to Practice is Data Science and Artificial Intelligence: Preparing the University of Minnesota Communities
- Team SPARK: Driven to Discover and Deliver: Advancing Tri-Directional Partnerships at the University of Minnesota
- Team Water Polishes Stone: How Do We Create Peak Experiences In Team Science? A Case Study Across the Health Research Continuum
“Our team examined facilitators and barriers of team science, and we developed specific and targeted recommendations,” said Mustafa al'Absi, PhD, professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health and director of the Duluth Global Health Research Institute. “I am confident that implementing some or all of the recommendations will advance our mission to conduct impactful research.”
Photos of team members and links to team presentations can be found on the Northern LITeS webpage.
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