Leadership and Team Science Opportunity

March 21, 2019

As you know, collaboration and team science are the way of the future. In 2019, the UMN CTSI will offer a Leadership for Innovative Team Science (Northern LITeS) program as the first sister site to an established program at the University of Colorado (a team from UMN health sciences faculty participated there last year).

This is a year-long opportunity designed for senior or advanced mid-career faculty leaders involved in clinical/translational research and/or with responsibilities related to academic administration or education and training programs in which clinical/translational research is involved. The program provides executive level training tailored to the needs of experienced academics in biomedical, clinical, and health-related sciences. In addition to enhancing leadership skills, LITeS fosters team functions and science by creating a network of colleagues who serve as resources for one another across the University, expands opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, and ensures that the next generation of clinical and translational scientists receives the highest quality training for science leadership.

Each annual cohort consists of 4 teams of 6-7 faculty that meet for four, two-day sessions over the course of the year and have a team project that is a real problem identified by UMN school leadership (Provost, Associate VP, Deans). The teams usually are constructed so that new working relationships are created.

We are inviting you to nominate four to six faculty leaders from your school to participate in the inaugural 2019 cohort. Please send nominations to Michelle Lamere, Assistant Director for CTSI Education Programs ([email protected]).

Please contact David Ingbar, MD, Professor and CTSI Associate Director ([email protected]) with questions.


Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD
Vice President for Clinical Affairs

Bruce Blazar, MD
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

David Ingbar, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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