In collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies and New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS), along with partners from the Team Science Core, the Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership is involved with the design and delivery of the first team science course for Rutgers University for NJ ACTS TL1 Trainees and KL2 Scholars.
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of team science and explores the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to lead and participate in successful interdisciplinary research teams across a variety of biomedical disciplines. As a result of participating in the course, students will understand the barriers, approaches, benefits, limitations, and strategies associated with interdisciplinarity; identify the specific competencies necessary for cultivating effective research collaborations; and recognize the skills required in adapting to multiple contexts, roles, and organizational responsibilities as a team member and team leader. Dr. Ralph Gigliotti, Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership, along with Dr. Biju Parekkadan, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, serve as course directors.
The Center for Organizational Leadership is also involved in research exploring team science and interdisciplinary leadership competencies.