Leading and Teaming in Clinical Translational Science

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This curriculum is designed to build your capacity to participate in and lead effective interdisciplinary and translational scientific teams. The program addresses the shift in science from an individual-based approach to a teamwork model of conducting clinical and translational research. Participants will complete a self-paced online course followed by six virtual workshops, which are 2 hours each in duration.

This program is intended for early career scientists, which include doctoral students (PhD, PharmD, DPT, etc), post-doctoral trainees, fellows, instructors, program managers, research staff, assistant professors (prior to mid-point review), K awardees and research assistants/associates.


CCTSI (Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute) affiliates from Colorado State University will provide the workshops. The team consists of Dr. Jeni Cross and her team from the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS). The IRISS staff are sought-after speakers, regularly leading workshops on cultivating transdisciplinary teams, lecturing on the field of team sciences, and coaching various large NSF (National Science Foundation) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded teams.


The program's structure includes a pre-requisite self-paced online module, Teaming 101, that must be completed prior to workshop attendance. Teaming 101 is hosted on Canvas.instructure.com and is not affiliated with your university account. Instructions for accessing Teaming 101 will be emailed to you after you have registered for the live workshops. Attendance at the six workshops can occur in any order that fits with your schedule. Due to their interactive nature, the workshops require synchronous attendance. Registration for workshops closes 4 business days prior to the scheduled workshops. Zoom links and details for workshops will be sent to registrants 1-2 business days before the workshop. Participants are expected to track which workshops they have completed and those workshops still necessary to complete.  


First, we ask you to complete the Program Registration form by clicking on the Program Registration button. You must submit your name and e-mail address in the workshop registration form to be enrolled in Teaming 101. Once you have completed Teaming 101, you will be emailed the link to reserve your seat in the online workshops. You do not have to register for all six workshops at once. Your initial workshop registration choices will be emailed to you in addition to a URL unique to you that allows you to add, edit, or remove your workshop selections. Please note that registration for workshops closes 4 business days prior to the scheduled workshop. Teaming 101 must be completed before your first scheduled workshop. Instructions for accessing Teaming 101 will be emailed to you within a week of submitting your workshop reservation form. Zoom links and details for any workshops you register for will be sent 1-2 business days before the workshop if you complete Teaming 101.

Workshop/Seminar Title and Dates

RSVP registration for a workshop closes four business days prior to the date of the workshop.

Leading and Teaming in Clinical Translational Science Workshop Calendar
Workshop 1

January 18, 2024

Workshop 2

February 1, 2024

Workshop 3

February 15, 2024

Workshop 4

February 29, 2024

Workshop 5

March 28, 2024

Workshop 6

April 11, 2024

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