The complexity and intractability of today’s health problems and the pressing need for solutions demand that scientists from multiple disciplines collaborate to generate novel insights and approaches to improve individual and population health. However, working together in cross-disciplinary teams is not easy. It often requires forming new relationships, carrying out our research in new ways, and developing new skills.

Recognizing these challenges and the tremendous opportunities that cross-disciplinary team science offers, CCTS hosts a dedicated Team Science seminar series. The series consists of 4-6 seminars per year with an initial focus on topics relevant for forming and building cross-disciplinary research teams. The series will then move to topics relevant for strengthening and sustaining cross-disciplinary research teams.

Team Science seminars are appropriate for health researchers across career levels, including graduate students, pre and post-doctoral trainees, faculty members and research support staff.