Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative selects first round of team development retreats
Case Western Reserve University’s Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) has selected six teams to participate in the first round of Team Development Retreats.
The Community and Collaboration Component of the CTSC selected the multidisciplinary research teams to turn collective ideas into translational research projects, with a special focus on the integration of community, clinical and industry stakeholders as part of the endeavor. Teams range from six to 18 investigators from all eight schools and colleges at the university.
The overall goal of the projects will be to turn observations in the
laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of
individuals and populations, ranging from diagnostics and therapeutics to
medical procedures and behavioral interventions.
The six teams will be provided a package of
support to help develop their translational ideas, including a four-hour
retreat, professional group facilitator, graphic recorder and administrative
support to pursue their projects. In return, the teams are responsible for
developing a team action plan that outlines three specific translational
The selected teams had to include investigators from multiple
disciplines and at least one translational stakeholder—one who has a stake in
the outcome and whose input could greatly enhance the research endeavor.
The six selected teams in this inaugural program are:
Human Fusions Initiative
Goal: To transform the relationship between humans and technology by using neural engineering technology that allows, for example, the brain of an individual wearing a prosthetic limb to recognize the prosthesis as a part of the human body.
Reinventing Health Surveillance to Leverage Developing Technology for Health Improvement
Goal: To reexamine our approach to health surveillance through the lens of rapidly developing, disruptive technologies that combine big data, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, spatial and digital epidemiology and social media analytics.
Team Science for Interprofessional Education
Goal: To study the role and impact of interprofessional student teams on patient outcomes and how to translate these findings into more refined interventions.
Building a Translational Research Agenda to Promote Environmental Health in Northeast Ohio
Goal: To develop a collaborative, community-engaged translational research agenda for the Swetland Center to advance health equity at the crossroads of the environment and health.
Achieving Health Equity through Cross-Sector Collaboration Focused on Systems Change
Goal: To better understand and measure the impact of HIP-Cuyahoga on health inequities in Cuyahoga County through system change operationalized within our partnership.
Addressing Tobacco Use Disparities in Cleveland
Goal: To develop a comprehensive, citywide plan to develop, implement and evaluate effective interventions to reduce the extremely high rate of tobacco use among Cleveland residents, within the context of better understanding the underlying drivers of addiction to nicotine and tobacco in this population.