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

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.

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.

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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.

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