Team Science

The focus of SCTR’s Team Science Program is to promote Science of Team Science (SciTS) by providing education and training for team science, grant funding and other resources to support interprofessional and cross-disciplinary translational workforce in education, healthcare, and research. The field of SciTS is focused on understanding the factors that maximize the efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness of collaborative teams and/or new information about processes by which teams organize, communicate, and function collaboratively.

Fostering Collaboration

Scrabble block spelling funding

Team Science Pilot Grants

Team Science pilot project grants generate new knowledge about factors that maximize the efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness of teams.

Pilot Grants Program

Education and Training

SCTR’s team science education and training places an emphasis on the competencies, processes, and best practices associated with the concepts of team science in translational science. Stay tuned for the next course offering scheduled for spring 2022. 

Team Science Competencies

Translational teams are composed of dynamic and diverse interprofessional and cross-disciplinary members that generate new knowledge to address a shared translational objective. The objective involves advancing an interventional product, behavioral intervention, or evidence-based approach to improve human health. View the recent publication, Individual and team competencies in translational teams, to learn more. 

We have developed novel approaches to teach team science competencies using games.

New Sugarton

Crisis is New Sugarton is a new educational video game developed by MUSC’s Office of Interprofessional Initiatives. 

Sloppy Mountain

Based on the popular escape room phenomenon, Sloppy Mountain Medical Center is MUSC’s unique teamwork challenge, which is played entirely on-line.

Robot Olympics

Blow-up robots used during the robot Olympics

Playing “serious” games can be an effective and engaging way to teach teamwork and other skills to robotic surgery teams.

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Pilot Project Awardee Outcomes

Health sciences students assume poses of subjects depicted in artwork at the Gibbes Museum.

Different Lens

MUSC, Gibbes Museum team up to improve health sciences students' observation & communication skills through art.

Full Story
Dr. Rochelle Hanson (front) and Dr. Aubrey Dueweke (back)

Integrated Pediatric Care

The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center and Division of General Pediatrics collaborated to provide integrated care to kids exposed to trauma.

News Story

There are no current awardees.

Kimberly Kascak, MEd
Project: Evaluation of individual and team-composition predictors of teamwork performance using a standardized teamwork challenge
Instructor, Office of Interprofessional Initiatives
Academic Affairs Faculty

Stacey Maurer, PhD
Project: The Relationship between Clinical Service Delivery Models and Provider Perceptions of Teamwork
Instructor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
College of Medicine 

Dusti L. Annan, EdD
Project: Establishing reliability of a novel quantification model for classifying narrative observations of teamwork behaviors in healthcare clinical units
Assistant Professor, Education and Student Life

Melanie L. Cason, Ph.D., RN, CNE
Project: Components of Team Science Implementation - What Contributes to Success?
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing 

Cynthia B. Dodds, Ph.D.
Project: “Eye Spy for Development of Affective Qualities in Interprofessional Health care”
Assistant Professor
Division of Physical Therapy
College of Health Professions 

Rochelle Hanson, Ph.D.
Project: Using Team Science to Integrate Primary Care and Behavioral Health for Trauma-Impacted Youth
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
College of Medicine 

Alicia Privette, Ph.D.
Project: Information Technology for Teamwork and Communication In Trauma (IT-TACIT)
Assistant Professor
General Surgery
College of Medicine